Scientometric analysis of psychological interventions based upon the use of Hypnosis

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Title Scientometric analysis of psychological interventions based upon the use of Hypnosis
Creator Muñoz, Miguel Angel
Description Hypnosis is a therapeutic technique that has developed for centuries, and every time with greater clinical and scientific weight. Currently, hypnosis constitutes a solid support method for treatments against chronic pain and for emotion control under situations that generate fear and anxiety -such as surgery or other type of phobias-, so it is presented as an alternative to the use of medicine/drugs by health specialists. On the other hand within the field of behavioral sciences, apart from controlling fear and anxiety responses, hypnosis serves as support to the various cognitive behavioral techniques by facilitating their assimilation and development. This work presents a scientometric study of the research done on hypnosis over the last fifteen years, from publications -in Spanish and English- in specialized journals, indexed in SCOPUS (a specialized international bibliometric database). The contemporary applications of hypnosis are presented and critically discussed; as well as the fields in which its application has proven successful; its limitations; the research networks generated within the time of the study; plus, probable projections for future research are also mentioned. 
La hipnosis es una técnica que se ha desarrollado con el paso de los siglos, cada vez con mayor peso clínico y científico. Actualmente la hipnosis constituye un método sólido de apoyo a tratamientos contra el dolor crónico y control de emociones ante situaciones que generan miedo y ansiedad como la cirugía u otro tipo de fobias, por lo cual se presenta como una alternativa al uso de fármacos por los especialistas en salud. Por otro lado dentro del campo de las ciencias del comportamiento, además de controlar respuestas de miedo y ansiedad, la hipnosis sirve como apoyo a las diversas técnicas cognitivo conductuales, al facilitar su asimilación y desarrollo. Esta investigación presenta un estudio cienciométrico de las investigaciones realizadas en los últimos quince años acerca de la hipnosis, a partir de publicaciones en revistas especializadas publicadas en español y en inglés, que están indizadas en SCOPUS, una base bibliométrica internacional especializada. Se presenta y discute de manera crítica las aplicaciones contemporáneas de la hipnosis, los campos en que ha tenido éxito su aplicación, sus limitaciones, las redes de investigación generadas durante el tiempo acogido por el estudio y se mencionan proyecciones probables para estudios futuros.
Publisher ĬbērAM
Date 2017-01-20
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Format application/pdf
Source Revista Iberoamericana de Psicología; Vol. 9 Núm. 1 (2016): Revista Iberoamericana de Psicología: Ciencia y Tecnología; 85-94
Language eng
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