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Violeta Enea

Alexandru Ioan Cuza University, Iasi, Romania

Institution web page: http://www.uaic.ro/
Personal web page: http://www.psihohelp.ro/cv.html
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Born: 1975

Interests: hypnosis, virtual reality, psychotherapy, psychopathology, neuroscience

Details:
Despite the controversies concerning the nature of hypnosis and intrinsic research, hypnosis proves to be a generous research method. It has been used as methodology throughout time, both in cognitive psychology and in reproducing some clinical symptoms in laboratory conditions. As a methodological instrument, combined with modern neuroimagistic techniques, hypnosis has the potential, through experimental psychopathology, to help choosing the way in which the human brain functions. Moreover, its use can lead to discovering the aetiology of the adequate treatment in psychopathological disorders.
When we talk about hypnosis and research, we take into consideration two aspects. On the one hand, we talk about research focused on the hypnosis phenomenon itself ("intrinsic research"), and, on the other, about the "instrumental" research, that uses hypnosis as an instrument for investigating phenomena outside its immediate field.
My dissertation focused on using posthypnotic suggestions to create amnesia. Posthypnotic amnesia has been found to present the three features of functional amnesia, that it can create selective forgetting and recovery of autobiographical memories in the laboratory, representing thus a laboratory model of the latter.
In my doctoral thesis I investigated the differences in the cognitive flexibility due to the interaction between hypnosis and the mood and the dimension of visual information processing. It was observed that the low-hypnotisable participants were not influenced by any manipulated variable, while the highly hypnotisable participants were more flexible.
Research has demonstrated that hypnosis is a basic empirical framework for investigating and understanding various psychological phenomena.

ResearcherID: C-7259-2011

Selected publications:
• aan het Rot, M., Enea, V., Dafinoiu, I., Iancu, S., Tafta, S. A., Barbuselu, M. . Behavioural Responses to Facial and Postural Expressions of Emotion: An Interpersonal Circumplex. British Journal of Psychology, 108(4), p. 797–811, 2017.
• Opris, David; Enea, Violeta; Pop, Adela; Dafinoiu, Ion . Hypnotic suggestions effect on sense of presence in virtual reality. A brief report. Erdélyi Pszichológiai Szemle, 12(1), pp. 13-22, 2011.
• Enea, Violeta; Dafinoiu, Ion . The “Hidden Observer” and the Effort Intensity in Engaging in a Suggested Behaviour. In Recent Researches in Educational Technologies, pp. 30-35. 2011.
• Enea, V.; Dafinoiu I. . COMORBIDITY IN ADDICTION: GAMBLING AND ETHNOBOTANICS. Jurnal de psihoterapie, 4(1), pp. 40-47, 2011.
• Enea, V; Dafinoiu I. . The emigration phenomenon involving Romanians in search of employment and the mental diseases: case study. In Thieme Medical Publishers (ed.), Psychiatrische Praxis, Issue S 01 Volume 38. 2011.
• Enea, V; Dafinoiu I. . Hypnosis as a research method in psychology. The Scientific Annals of the “Al. I. Cuza” University, Psychology Series, 19(2), 2010.

Publications from the ISI database, indexed between 2002-2011, produced in Romania:
• Enea, V; Dafinoiu, I, POSTHYPNOTIC AMNESIA AND AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL MEMORY IN ADOLESCENTS. JOURNAL OF COGNITIVE AND BEHAVIORAL PSYCHOTHERAPIES, 8 (2), pp. 201-215, 2008.
• Enea, V; Dafinoiu, I, MOTIVATIONAL/SOLUTION-FOCUSED INTERVENTION FOR REDUCING SCHOOL TRUANCY AMONG ADOLESCENTS. JOURNAL OF COGNITIVE AND BEHAVIORAL PSYCHOTHERAPIES, 9 (2), pp. 185-198, 2009.
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