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Am J Clin Hypn. 2007 Apr;49(4):283-7.

An update on age, hypnotic suggestibility, and gender: a brief report.

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Ohio State University, 4240 Campus Drive, Lima, Ohio 45804, USA. page.6@osu.edu

Abstract

This study assessed the relationship of age and hypnotic suggestibility in an effort to partially update the findings of Morgan and Hilgard (1973). A total of 2,660 undergraduates were administered the Harvard Group Scale of Hypnotic Susceptibility, Form A (HGSHS:A; Shor & Orne, 1962) over a 7 year period. Consistent with Morgan and Hilgard's results, we found a general trend for hypnotic suggestibility scores to decrease from age 17 to 40, and then increase thereafter. We also found that female participants scored higher on the HGSHS: A compared with males across the various age ranges that we sampled.

PMID:
17444365
DOI:
10.1080/00029157.2007.10524505
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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