Hypnosis and Science

Lu Jing, Mei Jie & Qin Xiaofan

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


Abstract Hypnosis is a disputed topic since 200 years. People are always questioning “Is hypnosis a science phenomenon or fraud or supernatural?” Unfortunately, some information about hypnosis in magazines, newspaper, TV shows or books may be misleading. In our project, we try to investigate the scientific status of hypnosis phenomena. First, we introduce highlights of the history of scientific interest for and scientific investigation of hypnosis. Scientists had various standpoints in different ages. Then we present various experiments about if and how hypnosis does influence our human body. We also address the question, whether under the high level of science and technology development of society today, the production of hypnosis investigation and the use of hypnosis in medical and psychotherapeutic treatment is valuable or not. We shall confront these findings with some common skeptical views upon hypnosis from main-stream science literatures. Concluding, we weigh the accessible scientific evidence with the standards of modern science methodology.

UddannelserBasis - Naturvidenskabelig Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Basis
Udgivelsesdato1 jun. 2005
VejledereBernhelm Booss-Bavnbek