A social interaction in which one person (the hypnotist) gives suggestions regarding changes in perception, memory, and action to another.
Example: Many people have visited a hypnotist as part of an effort to start a new behavior, such as losing weight or quitting smoking.
Grinnell, R. (2009). Hypnosis. Psych Central. Retrieved on April 21, 2015, from http://psychcentral.com/encyclopedia/2009/hypnosis/