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Int J Clin Exp Hypn. 2013;61(3):319-35. doi: 10.1080/00207144.2013.784097.

The relationships between suggestibility, influenceability, and relaxability.

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Institute of Psychology, Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland. romuald.polczyk@uj.edu.pl

Abstract

This research explores the relationships between relaxability and various aspects of suggestibility and influenceability. The Jacobson Progressive Muscle Relaxation procedure was used to induce relaxation. Tests of direct suggestibility, relating to the susceptibility of overt suggestions, and indirect suggestibility, referring to indirect hidden influence, as well as self-description questionnaires on suggestibility and the tendency to comply were used. Thayer's Activation-Deactivation Adjective Check List, measuring various kinds of activation and used as a pre- and posttest, determined the efficacy of the relaxation procedure. Indirect, direct, and self-measured suggestibility proved to be positively related to the ability to relax, measured by Thayer's subscales relating to emotions. Compliance was not related to relaxability. The results are discussed in terms of the aspects of relaxation training connected with suggestibility.

PMID:
23679114
DOI:
10.1080/00207144.2013.784097
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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