Recovered Memories and False Memories

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Martin A. Conway
Oxford University Press, 1997 - Psychology - 301 pages
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The question of whether memories can be lost, particularly as a result of trauma, and then "recovered" through psychotherapy has polarised the field of memory research. This is the first volume to bring together leading memory researchers and clinicians with the aiming of facilitating a resolution to this question. The volume offers a unique and timely summary of the theories of memory recovery, and how false memories may be created. Some of the first research relating to the phenomenal characteristics of memory recovered is reported in detail, suggesting important avenues for new research. Theories of autobiographical memory, implicit memory, reminiscence, and the effects of repeated recall on memory are included. Recovered memories and false memories provides the most current and authoritative thinking in this area, and will be an essential sourcebook for memory researchers and psychotherapists.

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2 The troublesome unknowns about trauma and recovered memories
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implications of language
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a cognitive neuroscience perspective
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Martin Conway, Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Bristol.

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