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This page con­tains three hyp­nosis tests that are avail­able for use by ther­ap­ist­s.

To re­ceive the pass­word, you can send an email in­clud­ing your ad­dress for veri­fic­a­tion.

Please note: The Har­vard and Stan­ford Scales are avail­able here only in Ger­man. The DER is avail­able in both Ger­man and Eng­lish.


HG­SH­S:A

Har­vard Group Scale of Hyp­notic Sus­cept­ib­il­ity, Form A

The Har­vard Group Scale of Hyp­notic Sus­cept­ib­il­ity: Form A (HG­SH­S:A) 1) as well as the Stan­ford Hyp­notic Sus­cept­ib­il­ity Scale: Form C (SHSS:C) 2) are both Amer­ican ‘be­ha­vi­or­ist­ic’ hyp­nosis tests. Each con­sists of twelve test items. Sub­ject per­form­ance on each test item is eval­u­ated on the basis of a cor­res­pond­ing re­ac­tion that is out­wardly ob­serv­able (e.g. the move­ment cor­res­pond­ing to a pos­thyp­notic sug­ges­tion is car­ried out). Both tests were trans­lated by us into Ger­man, and the psy­cho­met­ric para­met­ers were de­term­ined by means of cal­ib­ra­tion tests. Both tests have shown con­sid­er­able func­tion­al­ity for re­search pur­poses in Ger­many as well.

­For the HG­SH­S:A, which can be util­ized as a group test, both the text of the test and the score sheet are avail­able here as pd­f.­files, as is an art­icle 3) on the psy­cho­met­ric char­ac­ter­ist­ics of the tests in com­par­ison with the Amer­ican and Ca­na­dian norms for the HG­SH­S:A. These files can be down­loaded here, along with the re­cor­ded audio ver­sion of the text (.m­p3), which can also be played dir­ectly from this page.

  Article HGSHS:A

  Testtext HGSHS:A (only german)

  Auswertung HGSHS:A (only german)

  MP3 HGSHS:A (only ger­man)


SHSS:C

Stan­ford Hyp­notic Sus­cept­ib­il­ity Scale, Form C

­For the SHSS:C, a test for in­di­vidu­als only, both the test text and the score sheet are avail­able as pd­f.­files, along with an art­icle 4) on the psy­cho­met­ric char­ac­ter­ist­ics of the test.

  Artikel SHSS:C (only german)

  Testtext SHSS:C (only german)

  Auswertung SHSS:C (only ger­man)


DER­

­De­termin­a­tion of Emo­tional Re­source Po­ten­tials

Along with the two tests above, an­other test de­veloped by us for clin­ical re­search (DER – De­term­in­a­tion of Emo­tional Re­source Po­ten­tials) 5) is avail­able here. The test con­sists of 6 items that present an emo­tional ex­per­i­ence. The re­sponse in­tens­ity felt by the sub­ject can be re­gistered on the given scale. Again, the test text and score sheet are avail­able as pd­f.­files, and the re­cor­ded audio ver­sion is avail­able for listen­ing or down­load as an mp3.

  Artikel DER (only german)

  Test-Text DER

  Score Sheet DER

  MP3 DER


  1. Shor, R.E. & Orne, E.C. (1962): Har­vard Group Scale of Hyp­notic Sus­cept­ib­il­ity: Form A. Palo Alto, Cal­i­f.: Con­sult­ing Psy­cho­lo­gists Press.
  2. Weitzen­hof­fer, A.M. & Hil­gard, E.R. (1962). Stan­ford Hyp­notic Sus­cept­ib­il­ity Scale, Form C. Palo Alto, Cal­i­f.: Con­sult­ing Psy­cho­lo­gists Press.
  3. Bongartz, W. (1985). Ger­man norms for the Har­vard Group Scale of Hyp­notic Sus­cept­ib­il­ity: Form A. In­ter­na­tional Journal of Clin­ical and Ex­per­i­mental Hyp­nosis, 33, 131-139.
  4. Bongartz, W. ( 2000). Deutsche Nor­men für die Stan­ford Hyp­notic Sus­cept­ib­il­ity Scale: Form C (SHSS:C). Ex­per­i­mentelle und Klin­is­che Hyp­nose, 16(2), 123-133.
  5. Schmitt, T. & Bongartz, W. Bestim­mung des emo­tionalen Res­sourcen­po­ten­tials (BER): Ein Hyp­nosetest für die klin­is­che Forschung (in Vorbereit­un­g)
  6. Wolf, M. & Bongartz, W. (2009). Die “Bestim­mung des emo­tionalen Res­sourcen­po­ten­zilas (BER­)” - Psy­cho­met­rische Über­prü­fung eines Tests zur Er­fas­sung in­di­vidu­eller emo­tionaler Er­fahrungs­mög­lich­keiten. Psy­cho­ther­apie.­Psycho­so­matik. Med­iz­in­is­che Psy­cho­lo­gie. 59, 5-13.

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