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10 Trauma and Memory Short

10 Trauma and Memory Short - Are Traumatic Experiences Well...

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Are Traumatic Experiences Well Remembered or Forgotten? Flashbulb Memory Theory Well Remembered Repression Theories Forgotten and later remembered Easterbrook Hypothesis Attention narrows resulting in less encoding
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Flashbulb Memories Where were you when… Content Location, Activity, Informant Confidence 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Not Very Confident Confident
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Flashbulb Memories Colgrove (1899) Memories of hearing about Lincoln’s Assassination Brown & Kulik (1977) JFK’s assassination and others from 60s Other noted scientific observations Larson (1983)
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Flashbulb Memories Colgrove (1899) Memories of hearing about Lincoln’s Assassination Brown & Kulik (1977) JFK’s assassination and others from 60s Other noted scientific observations Larson (1983) PTSD and intrusive memories?
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Brown & Kulik’s Flashbulb Theory Special Memory mechanism Only turns on to encode some events Very surprising Very important Generally, very emotional events Takes a record of current brain activity Results in special memories Long lasting Detailed Accurate Makes evolutionary sense
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Problem of Accuracy How to judge accuracy?
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