The Myth of Repressed Memory: False Memories and Allegations of Sexual Abuse

The Myth of Repressed Memory: False Memories and Allegations of Sexual Abuse

Elizabeth Loftus, Katherine Ketcham


According to many scientific psychologists, whilst the brain is compelled to undergo a scary event, it has the power to bury the complete reminiscence of it so deeply in the subconscious that it could simply be recalled within the type of a flashback brought on by way of a sight, a odor, or a legitimate. certainly, therapists and attorneys have created an in keeping with treating and litigating the instances of people that unexpectedly declare to have "recovered" thoughts of every thing from baby abuse to murder.

This e-book unearths that regardless of a long time of analysis, there's completely no managed medical aid for the concept thoughts of trauma are repeatedly banished into the subconscious after which reliably recovered years later. because it isn't really truly a sound mental phenomenon, the assumption of "recovered memory"--and the circulate that has built along it--is hence towards a perilous fad or fashionable witch hunt.

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