• Jerry M. Burger
Part of the The Plenum Series in Social / Clinical Psychology book series (SSSC)


It has now been more than a dozen years since I began researching individual differences in desire for control. Many of my predictions about the differences between high and low desire for control people have been supported, but a number of my initial expectations have not. I came to recognize somewhere during this work that my real interest, which surely has shown through in this book, was to better understand the high desire for control person rather than the low. At times I have been guilty of thinking of low desire for control people simply as those lacking this need. Nonetheless, looking back on more than a hundred studies conducted by me and dozens of other researchers, I think I can see a fairly consistent picture of this high desire for control individual I have been tracking all these years.


Control Person Junior High School Student Individual Difference Variable High Desire Hypnotic Susceptibility 


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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jerry M. Burger
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  1. 1.Santa Clara UniversitySanta ClaraUSA

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