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This thorough revision of the fi rst edition, updates andexpands, with 25 percent new material, what was generallyrecognized as a major survey of contemporary scientificresearch in hypnosis. In this edition, also a classic, the editorsinclude three new essays in modern hypnosis studies.They also provide a new conceptual framework—cognitive,ego-psychological, and phenomenological-withwhich to examine hypnosis.This edition is divided into six sections-Theoreticaland Historical Perspectives, New Theories, Surveys ofBroad Areas, Lines of Individual Research, IndividualResearches within Specific Areas, and Anticipations forFuture Research. The entire book was completely revisedin the light of additional research since publication of theoriginal edition. Thirteen of the twenty chapters in the firstedition were updated by their authors, six so extensivelythat they amount to new chapters, with changes in titleand order of authors in the case of coauthored chapters.Hypnosis: Developments in Research and New Perspectivesis intended for researchers in hypnosis and clinicalpractitioners in medicine and psychology. The focus, asindicated by the changed subtitle, is on developmentssince publication of the original editions: empirical studies,experiments with physiological indicators of hypnosis,and theoretical uses associated with use of hypnosis as aresearch tool. Altogether, this second edition is a valuableoverall guide to an intriguing topic.