Recovered Memories and False Memories

Paperback | March 1, 1997

EditorMartin A. Conway

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The question of whether memories can be lost, particularly as a result of trauma, and then "recovered" through psychotherapy has polarised the field of memory research. This is the first volume to bring together leading memory researchers and clinicians with the aiming of facilitating aresolution to this question. The volume offers a unique and timely summary of the theories of memory recovery, and how false memories may be created. Some of the first research relating to the phenomenal characteristics of memory recovered is reported in detail, suggesting important avenues fornew research. Theories of autobiographical memory, implicit memory, reminiscence, and the effects of repeated recall on memory are included. Recovered memories and false memories provides the most current and authoritative thinking in this area, and will be an essential sourcebook for memoryresearchers and psychotherapists.

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The question of whether memories can be lost, particularly as a result of trauma, and then "recovered" through psychotherapy has polarised the field of memory research. This is the first volume to bring together leading memory researchers and clinicians with the aiming of facilitating aresolution to this question. The volume offers ...

Martin Conway is at University of Bristol.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:312 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.75 inPublished:March 1, 1997Publisher:Oxford University Press

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Table of Contents

1. M.A. Conway: Introduction: What are memories?2. M. Yapko: The troublesome unknowns about trauma and recovered memores3. R. Fivush, M-E. Pipe, T. Murachver, E. Reese: Events spoken and unspoken: implications of language and memory development for the recovered memory debate4. D. Schacter, K. Norman, W. Koutstaal: The recovered memory debate: a cognitive neuroscience perspective5. J. Kihlstrom: Suffering from reminiscences: exhumed memory, implicit memory, and the return of the repressed6. H. Roediger III, K. McDermott, L. Goff: Recovery of true and false memories: paradoxical effects of repeated testing7. M. Conway: Past and present: recovered memories and false memories8. C. Brewin and B. Andrews: Reasoning about repression: inferences from clinical and experimental date9. C. Courtois: Delayed memories of child sexual abuse: critique of the controversy and clinical guidelines10. E. Engelberg and S-A. Christianson: Remembering and forgetting traumatic experiences: a matter of survival11. J. Schooler, M. Bendiksen, Z. Ambadar: Taking the middle line: can we accommodate both fabricated and recovered memories of sexual abuse?

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`For anyone who wants a review of much of the relevant evidence on the vagaries and distortions of human memory, placed in the context of memories of putative or real childhood sexual abuse, this will be a good and authoritative source.'The Times Higher