Father of Hypnotism
What is he famous for?
Hypnosis: The induction of a state of consciousness in which a person apparently loses the power of voluntary action and is highly responsive to suggestion or direction. Its use in therapy, typically to recover suppressed memories or to allow modification of behavior by suggestion, has been revived but is still controversial.
Animal Magnetism: Supposed emanation to which the action of hypnotism was ascribed.
How did his research effect psychological thought?
- it`s not just physical
- Connection between the body and energy
- increase their horizon
How does his research effect the average person?
How is their research effected by the time period in which they lived?
- New insights: electricity, gravity, magnetism
- Very religious: reasons for illness were ascribed to bad power (devil)
belief in miracles
- We're not able to make experiments as good as we are