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Psychology

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1995

Carroll College

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The Efficacy Of Hypnosis On Pain Reduction, Natalie Roe Apr 1995

The Efficacy Of Hypnosis On Pain Reduction, Natalie Roe

Psychology Undergraduate Theses

In research and applied settings, the use of hypnosis to reduce the intensity of pain has been well-documented. This experiment was performed to determine the effect of hypnotic induction on the perception of pain and to establish whether or not the researcher could learn to effectively hypnotize subjects. Nineteen college students volunteered to be hypnotized or to participate as a control subject. In the experimental situation, subjects were exposed to hypnotic techniques and then pricked with an acupuncture needle. The control subjects were exposed to a reading on hypnosis and then pricked with an acupuncture needle. All subjects indicated their ...


The Value Of Peer Mediation In Reducing Conflict Behavior, Amy Nikolaisen Apr 1995

The Value Of Peer Mediation In Reducing Conflict Behavior, Amy Nikolaisen

Psychology Undergraduate Theses

The purpose of this research project was to determine if a particular peer mediation program reduced the incidence of conflict on playgrounds. The difference between observed conflict behaviors at Clancy Elementary School before and after the implementation of the Conflict Management program was examined. The student population (n = 372) of Clancy Elementary consisting of grades K-8, participated in the study. The subjects were observed during recesses before and after the implementation of the Conflict Management program. The data was compared between the two observation periods. Results indicate that the Conflict Management program was effective in reducing conflict behaviors on the ...