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au·to·sug·ges·tion

 (ô′tō-səg-jĕs′chən)
n. Psychology
The process by which a person induces self-acceptance of an opinion, belief, or plan of action.

au′to·sug·gest′ v.
au′to·sug·gest′i·bil′i·ty (-ə-bĭl′ĭ-tē) n.
au′to·sug·gest′i·ble adj.
au′to·sug·ges′tive (-tĭv) adj.
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autosuggestion

(ˌɔːtəʊsəˈdʒɛstʃən)
n
(Psychology) a process of suggestion in which the person unconsciously supplies or consciously attempts to supply the means of influencing his own behaviour or beliefs
ˌautosugˈgestive adj
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au•to•sug•ges•tion

(ˌɔ toʊ səgˈdʒɛs tʃən, -sə-)

n.
suggestion arising from oneself, as the repetition of verbal messages as a means of changing behavior.
[1885–90]
au′to•sug•gest′i•ble, adj.
au`to•sug•gest`i•bil′i•ty, n.
au`to•sug•ges′tive, adj.
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autosuggestion

1. The theory that if individuals can suggest a belief to themselves, they will come to believe it.
2. Also known as Couéism, this is a form of selfhypnosis developed by Emile Coué in 1885 which relys on the repetition of a positive mantra.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.autosuggestion - a system for self-improvement developed by Emile Coue which was popular in the 1920s and 1930s
self-improvement, self-reformation - the act of improving yourself
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autosuggestion

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autosuggestion

[ˈɔːtəʊsəˈdʒɛstʃn] nautosuggestione f
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au·to·sug·ges·tion

n. autosugestión, acto de sugestionarse.
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References in periodicals archive ?
Both hysteria and mysticism require an increased autosuggestibility, and, according to William James, the "psychopathic origin of many religious phenomena [...] would not be in the least surprising or disconcerting" (quoted in Ober 39).
When children's memories become distorted without external influence, it is sometimes termed "autosuggestibility." (96) In one form of autosuggestibility, children and adults may distort information to make it more congruent with their prior knowledge.