Research Development Paper

Matthew Weitz
October 19, 2015
PSY335
Dina Francisco

Automatic mental processes like reading are the same as understanding a native language (Psychology media suite. it can lead to their personal destruction and affects their relationship with the people around them. sex addiction or shopping addiction. none has proven to be 100% effective. 2008). the development of individuals depends on different factors. How does this study apply to the real world? According to Buss (2009). There are some people who use their own strength to stop from being dependent on these things. risky behavior and internet). Take for instance. This only shows that these indulgences can enslave a person hence doing it becomes automatic. there had been a lot of studies and techniques being suggested in order to solve addiction and still. There are programs that offer to help these people undo their dependencies. The thing is. These factors can be our environment or our own personality and behavior such as alcoholism or addiction to drugs.Unlearning through hypnosis What is the purpose of this study? There are behaviors that need to be unlearned and on this test. Addiction for instance refers not only to substance intake but can be to a behavior as well hence there are a lot of additions that needs to be worked on now a days. For this study. . According to the researcher. the subject will be put under hypnosis while being test if he can unlearn his native language and the ability to understand it. we will determine if there is a hypnosis method that can cause people to unlearn a specific behavior or habit. Take for example those alcohol anonymous programs or the stop smoking groups that help one another. the goal of this test is to determine if hypnosis can indeed change a person’s automatic mental processes. sex. When a person develops a dependency on such things for their happiness (gambling.

After the initial hypnosis. Murray &Soble (1974). Since rehabilitation aims at stopping the person from doing the things that they are doing incorrectly. they are now working on hypnosis as a way of altering this addictive behavior. something that they can rely on while resolving their crisis and dependency issues. it can lead to a more positive habit in the future while altering the negative one. hence this automatic response needs to be controlled. the subject will be asked whether the addictive behavior was reduced after the hypnosis session. hypnosis will make them stronger in conquering their desire. . then it can be a good treatment to all forms of addictions out there. If it succeeds. Hypnosis is now being used as a finishing touch in treating an addict. it can be a big story in the world of Psychology as well as in the medical world or for the people who have been battling addiction for years now. Hypnosis will be used on all 16 participants every day and then they will be evaluated on the effect of hypnosis to their behavior.In Psychology. If successful. According to psychologists. Hypnosis can be used as well as an additional treatment to the existing addiction treatment that we have today. a more positive one. a person can be injected with a new outlook in life. addiction is an automatic response. For the test. it needs to be tested on someone with addiction. after a rehabilitation. no matter how big or small it can be. believes that Hypnotherapy has become a more reliable method in treating addiction in the field of Psychology. It is important to take note of any changes. What is the next step of this study? To test if the hypothesis does work. There are also 8 alcoholics in the control group for comparative purposes. there are eight alcoholics chosen to join the group. With hypnosis. If hypnosis can succeed in altering this automatic response.

Evolutionary Psychology. Reference list Buss. D.Boston.On the first part of hypnosis. Amir Raz worked with participants with drinking addiction. an MRI will be conducted on each participant to check on their brain activities. (2007). M. those in the control group have continuously showed activities in their anterior cingulate cortex during the experiment. During hypnosis. The images are being flashed briefly to the participants. When an image is being flashed. MA: Allyn & Bacon. the activity of the anterior cingulate cortex reflects high importance of the image or low importance of the image. The purpose of the MRI is to make sure that alcohol and its importance to each individual is being erased accordingly. During the test. The importance of alcohol is being reflected by the anterior cingulate cortex hence it was the activity of the anterior cingulate cortex that is being monitored during the brain scan. According to the researcher. Testing the hypothesis by applying the scientific method. . the activity in the anterior cingulate cortex is expected to slow down even if a beverage is being flashed on the screen projector. The individuals are given and shown images consisting of alcoholic beverages and images of drunk people. Inc.

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