23_FalseMemories - Childhood sexual abuse. Past lives....

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    Episodic Memory
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    Reliability of Memory All autobiographical memories more  than two years old may contain  inaccurate information. Emotional events are unlikely to be  forgotten.  Nevertheless, they are  susceptible to post-event information. Memories of early childhood may be  entirely the result of post event information.
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    Techniques for recovering  memories Repeated interrogation Extended psychoanalysis Regression therapy Hypnosis Sodium amytal
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    Recovered Memories are  often of
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Unformatted text preview: Childhood sexual abuse. Past lives. Abduction by aliens. “Recovered” memories are suspect because Many cannot be true Imaginary injuries (no scar) Imaginary events Murders, tunnels, etc. Fantastic events Flying, satanic visits, alien encounters, past lives But are nonetheless deeply believed by the individual Conclusion One cannot know the extent to which a recovered memory is true or false (a confabulation)....
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This note was uploaded on 11/17/2011 for the course PSYCHOLOGY 830:303 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '10 term at Rutgers.

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