PSYCH - Janelle Jee Student ID #: 810584423 Psychology:...

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Janelle Jee Student ID #: 810584423 Psychology: Alternative Paper “Trauma Films, Information Processing, and Intrusive Memory Development” In the article “Trauma Films, Information Processing, and Intrusive Memory Development,” Emily A. Holmes, Chris R. Brewin, and Richard G. Hennessy discuss the differences in development of intrusive memory caused by the effect of distractions while watching traumatic movies. They developed a series of experiments to prove their theories in which their hypothesis focused on the dual representation theory of post-traumatic stress disorder. Because of the difficulty of composing together an experiment where the participant can legitimately experience a traumatic event, the alternative was to show him/her a traumatic film. Their hypothesis was based on the dual-representation theory, which suggests that traumas are encoded into either verbal or narrative memories, in post-traumatic stress disorder. The experiments conducted were used to analyze the affect of the development of intrusive memory with distracting tasks done by the participant during the encoding of analog trauma. The dual- representation theory involves the verbally accessible memory (VAM) system which is useful in
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This note was uploaded on 04/08/2008 for the course PSYC 1001 taught by Professor King,brett during the Fall '08 term at Colorado.

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PSYCH - Janelle Jee Student ID #: 810584423 Psychology:...

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