Memory Wars Still Raging: Scientists, Practitioners Don’t See Eye to Eye On Repressed Memory

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Dec. 13, 2013 — Skepticism about repressed traumatic memories has increased over time, but new research shows that psychology researchers and practitioners still tend to hold different beliefs about whether such memories occur and whether they can be accurately retrieved.

 Full Story retrieved 12-14-13. Science Daily

The findings are published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science.  See Below.

Journal Reference:

  1. Lawrence Patihis et al. Are the “Memory Wars” Over? A Scientist-Practitioner Gap in Beliefs About Repressed Memory. Psychological Science, December 2013

Retrieved 12-14-13 Psychological Science

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  1. Jeanette, time to bail on this on. The memory war is over. Lizzie the Illusionist has lost. fMRI will not only tell us repression, it will also tell us whether our memories are likely true or false. Memory is surprisingly good for some. For others not so much. And everyone does have false memories. People even lie. Wrongful convictions do occur. But the answer isn’t to cast aspersions on everyone’s memories.



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