Masters Theses


Mark Moore

Date of Award


Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts



Major Professor

Michael Nash

Committee Members

Robert G. Wahler


The purpose of this study was to assess the relationship between subjects' mental imaging ability, as assessed by self-report and computer measures, and hypnotic susceptibility 108 undergraduate students completed the Vividness of Visual Imagery Questionnaire (Marks, 1973), and a modified form of the computerized Harvard Imagery Battery (Berardi et al, 1998). A subsequent 86 of these students had their hypnotic susceptibility assessed using the Waterloo-Stanford Group C measure of hypnotizability (Bowers, 1993). A correlation matrix of subjects' Vividness of Visual Imagery Questionnaire scores. Harvard Imagery Battery error rates, response times, responses times adjusted for simple reaction times and Waterloo-Stanford Group C hypnotizability scores failed to indicate any significant relationship between mental imagery ability and hypnotizability. Further analysis failed to indicate either a significant nonlinear relationship between hypnotizability and imagery ability or gender differences in the relationship.

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