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Unformatted text preview: This may prevent long term retention of their early memories. Freud’s explanation for this was that infants subconsciously repress their early memories because they are full of “perverse lusts and hatred.” 3. Children begin to “scramble over the amnesia barrier” when they begin to represent events verbally and discuss them in conversations with adults. When they encode autobiographical events in verbal form, they increase the accessibility of the memories because they can use language based cues to retrieve them. Part C 1. In the example with Rachel, we see that when she is 2 she can remember events that occurred early on in her lifetime. But as she ages, she begins to forget these memories as new ones are made. By the time she turned 8, she no longer remembered that a trip to Disney was the earliest memory she had....
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- Fall '07
- Consciousness, earliest memory, Lauren Kutner Edpsy