Publications
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Pekala, R. J., Maurer, R., Kumar, V. K., Elliott-Carter, N., & Mullen, K. (in press).  Trance state effects and imagery vividness before and during a hypnotic assessment:  A preliminary study.  International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis.

Barnes, S. M., Lynn, S. J., & Pekala, R. J. (2009).  Not all hypnotic suggestibility scales are created equal:  Individual differences in behavioral and subjective responses.  Consciousness and Cognition, 18, 255-265.

Pekala R. J., Kumar, V. K., Maurer, R., Elliott-Carter, N., & Moon, E., Mullen, K. (2009).  Positive affect, negative affect, and negative effects during a phenomenological hypnotic assessment within a substance abuse population.  International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, 57, 64-93.

Pekala, R. J., Kumar, V. K., Maurer, R., Elliott-Carter, N. C., & Moon, E. (2009). Self-esteem and its relationship to serenity and anger/impulsivity in an alcohol/other drug dependent population:  Implications for treatment. Alcoholism Treatment Quarterly, 27, 94-112.

Pekala, R. J., & Wickramasekera, I. (2007).  An Empirical Phenomenological Approach to Hypnotic Assessment:  Overview and Use of the PCI-HAP as an Assessment Instrument.  Psychological Hypnosis: Society of Psychological Hypnosis, 16, 4-6, 15-19.

Pekala, R. J., & Kumar, V. K. (2007). An empirical-phenomenological approach to quantifying consciousness and states of consciousness:  With particular reference to understanding the nature of hypnosis. In G. Jamieson (Ed.). Towards a cognitive-neuroscience of hypnosis and conscious states:  A resource for researchers, students, and clinicians.  (pp. 167-194). London:  Oxford University Press.

Feldman, M, Kumar, v. K., Angelini, F., Pekala, R. J., & Porter, J. (2007). Individual differences in substance preference and substance abuse. Journal of Addiction and Offender Counseling, 27, 82-101.

Pekala, R. J. (2006).  An empirical phenomenological approach to hypnotic assessment.   Psychological Hypnosis: Society of Psychological Hypnosis, 15, 9-15.

Pekala R. J., Kumar, V. K., Maurer, R., Elliott-Carter, N., & Moon, E. (2006). How deeply hypnotized did I get?"  Predicting self-reported hypnotic depth for a phenomenological assessment instrument. International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, 54,316-339.

Pekala, R. J., & Kumar, V. K. (2005). States, traits, and provocative debates:  The state/nonstate controversy with particular reference to operationalizing “hypnotism.” Psychological Hypnosis, 14, pp. 13-18.

Manmiller, J., Kumar, V. K., & Pekala, R. J. (2005). Hypnotizability, creative capacity, creativity styles absorption, and phenomenological experience during hypnosis. Creativity Research Journal, 17, 9-24.

Robin, B. R., Kumar, V. K., & Pekala, R. J. (2005). Direct and indirect scales of hypnotic susceptibility:  Resistance to therapy and psychometric comparability. International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, 53, 135-147.

Pekala, R. J., Maurer, R., Kumar, V. K., Elliott, N. C., Masten, E., Moon, E., Salinger, M. (2004). Self-hypnosis relapse prevention training with chronic drug/alcohol users:  Effects on self-esteem, affect, and relapse.  American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis, 46, 281-297.

Pekala, R. J. (2002). Operationalizing "trance:" II:  Clinical application using a psychophenomenological approach.   American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis, 44, 241-255.

Lavertue, N. E., Kumar, V. K., & Pekala, R. J. (2002). The effectiveness of a hypnotic ego-strengthening procedure for improving self-esteem and depression.  Australian Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, 30, 1-23.

Pekala, R. J., Angelini, F., & Kumar, V. K.  (2001). The importance of fantasy proneness in dissociation:  A replication. Contemporary Hypnosis, 18, 204-214.

Kumar, V. K., & Pekala, R. J. (2001). Relation of hypnosis-specific attitudes and behaviors to paranormal beliefs and experiences:  A technical review. In J. Houran & R. Lange (Eds.), A haunting question of perception:  Scientific perspectives on hauntings and poltergeists. (pp. 260-331).  Springfield, IL:  Greenwood Publishing Group.

Pekala, R. J., Kumar, V. K., Ainslie, A., Elliott, N.C., Mullen, K.J., Salinger, M.M., Masten, E., Mullen, P. (2000). The Child Abuse and Trauma Scale:  Reliability, validity, and subtypes in a substance abuse population.   Indian Journal of Clinical Psychology, 27, 262-272.

Pekala, R. J., & Kumar, V. K. (2000). Operationalizing "trance:" I:  Rationale and research using a psychophenomenological approach.   American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis, 43, 107-135.

Pekala, R. J., Ainslie, G., Elliott, N. C., Mullen, K. J., Salinger, M. M., Masten, E., Angelini, F., & Kumar, V. K. (2000).  Assessing substance abuse:  An automated self-report inventory. Federal Practitioner, 17, 27-39.

Pekala, R. J. & Cardena, E. (2000). Methodological issues in the study of altered states of consciousness and anomalous experiences.  In E. Cardena, S. J. Lynn, and S. Krippner (Eds.). Varieties of anomalous experience. (pp. 47-82). Washington, DC:  American Psychological Association.

Pekala, R. J., & Kumar, V. K. (2000). Individual differences in patterns of hypnotic experience across low and high susceptibles.  In R. G. Kunzendorf and B. Wallace (Eds.). Individual differences in conscious experience. (pp. 309-323). Philadelphia:  John Benjamins.

Pekala, R. J., Kumar, V. K., Ainslie, G., Elliott, E. C., Mullen, K. J., Salinger, M. M., & Masten, E. (1999-2000).  Dissociation as a function of child abuse and fantasy proneness in a substance abuse population.  Imagination, Cognition, and Personality, 19, 105-129.

Kumar, V. K., Pekala, R. J., & McCloskey, M. M. (1999). Phenomenological state effects during hypnosis:  A cross-validation of findings. Contemporary hypnosis, 16, 9-22.

McCloskey, M. S., Kumar, V. K., & Pekala, R. J. (1999). State and trait depression, physical and social anhedonia, hypnotizability, and subjective experiences during hypnosis.  American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis, 41, 231-252.

Koppenhaver, J. M., Kumar, V. K., & Pekala, R. J. (1997). Dissociativity, imagery vividness, and reality monitoring. Dissociation, 10, 21-28.

Maurer, R. L., Kumar, V. K., Woodside, L., & Pekala, R. J. (1997). Phenomenological experiences in response to monotonous drumming and hypnotizability. American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis, 40, 130-145.

Pekala, R. J., & Forbes, E. J. (1997).  Types of hypnotically (un)susceptible individuals as a function of phenomenological experience:  Towards a typology of hypnotic types.  American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis, 39, 212-224.

Woodside, l. N., Kumar, V. K., & Pekala, R. J. (1997). Monotonous percussion drumming and trance postures:  A controlled evaluation of phenomenological effects.  Anthropology of Consciousness, 8, 69-87.

Kumar, V. K., Pekala, R. J., & Marcano, G. (1996). Hypnotizability, dissociativity, and phenomenological experience. DISSOCIATION, 9, 143-153.

Forbes, R. J. & Pekala, R. J. (1996). Types of hypnotically (un)susceptible individuals as a function of phenomenological experience:  A partial replication. Australian Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, 24, 92-109.

Kumar, V. K., Pekala, R. J., & Cummings, J. (1996). Trait factors, state effects, and hypnotizability. International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, 44, 232-249.

Hand, J., Pekala, R. J., & Kumar, V. K. (1995). Prediction of Harvard and Stanford Scale scores with a phenomenological instrument. Australian Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, 23, 124-134.

Pekala, R. J. (1995). A short, unobtrusive hypnotic-assessment procedure for assessing hypnotizability level:  I.  Development and research. American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis, 37, 271-283.


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