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reactions, posttraumatic play, personality changes including aggression, mood swings, chronic 3 withdrawal or tantrums etc..(Paley, & Alpert, 2003). Such recurring behavioural representations can
eventually develop into personality traits. However, it is important to note that representations of trauma
are rarely based on personality changes only. Posttraumatic play, for example, in which traumas
occurring between 036 months were reenacted with toys was described in the nine studies reviewed in
the meta analysis (Paley, & Alpert, 2003).
Another memory type discussed in the metaanalysis is ‘somaticsomatosensory memory’. This memory
type is defined as physiological arousal or symptoms that result from or are connected to a traumatic
experience; such symptoms often do not have an explainable psychological cause (Paley, & Alpert,
2003). They can include rashes, persistent vomiting, pain in stomach or gentitals, changes in digestive
function, sleep disturbances...
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This document was uploaded on 02/15/2014 for the course PSYC 302 at UBC.
- Fall '08