Hypnosis

By Renée Grinnell

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.


    Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 19 Jan 2009