Dissociative Alterations in Body Image among Individuals Reporting Out-Of-Body Experiences: A Conceptual Replication

Terhune, Devin Blair. 2006. Dissociative Alterations in Body Image among Individuals Reporting Out-Of-Body Experiences: A Conceptual Replication. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 103(1), pp. 76-80. ISSN 0031-5125 [Article]

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A conceptual replication of the link between self-reported dissociative alterations in body-image under experimental conditions and the reporting of prior out-of-body experiences in a recent data set was undertaken. Also examined was whether this relationship would hold for experiences reported during the experimental context and whether it is independent of self-reported New Age belief. Data from mostly undergraduates (N= 40; M age = 33.5, SD = 12.5; 27 women) in a mirror-gazing study were retrospectively analyzed. The 9 individuals who reported prior out-of-body experiences, relative to those 31 who did not, exhibited significantly greater self-reported dissociative alterations in body-image during the mirror-gazing task, even when the influence of scores on New Age belief was controlled for statistically. The same differential relationship was not found between 6 individuals who did and 34 who did not report out-of-body experiences during the task.

Item Type:

Article

Identification Number (DOI):

https://doi.org/10.2466/pms.103.1.76-80

Keywords:

Dissociative alterations in body-image, Out-of-body experiences, Mirror-gazing

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Psychology

Dates:

DateEvent
1 August 2006Published

Item ID:

17085

Date Deposited:

28 Nov 2018 10:05

Last Modified:

28 Nov 2018 10:05

Peer Reviewed:

Yes, this version has been peer-reviewed.

URI:

http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/17085

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