Preliminary Tests of Suggestibility

  • Don E. Gibbons


Suggestion may be defined as the presentation of an idea in nonlogical fashion in such a manner that it is likely to be accepted as literally true, and therefore “real”—as illustrated in everyday life by the parent who kisses a child’s scraped knee to “make it stop hurting,” or by the athletic coach who convinces his apprehensive team that they “can’t lose.”


Preliminary Test Probability Curve Degree Angle Induction Technique Popular Opinion 


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© Plenum Press, New York 1979

Authors and Affiliations

  • Don E. Gibbons
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  1. 1.West Georgia CollegeCarrolltonUSA

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