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Shelley is thirty-years-old and still has a fear of thunder, but cannot remember why or when her fear developed. She does say, however, that she has always been afraid of thunder. Her therapist suggests hypnosis as a way to enhance her memory to get at the cause of the fear. Shelley agrees and is hypnotized. The therapist asks Shelley to go back to a time in her life when she was not afraid of thunder, and Shelley recounts an experience she had when she was three and was terrified by a thunderstorm.

The current research on hypnosis would say that Shelley's hypnotic memory of her childhood is


very accurate.


distorted and unreliable.


an example of dissociation.


an attempt to get attention.


very difficult to dispute.

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