The Repressed Memory Epidemic

The Repressed Memory Epidemic Author Mark Pendergrast
ISBN-10 9783319633756
Release 2017-10-13
Pages 628
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This book offers a comprehensive overview of the concept of repressed memories. It provides a history and context that documents key events that have had an effect on the way that modern psychology and psychotherapy have developed. Chapters provide an overview of how human memory functions and works and examine facets of the misguided theories behind repressed memory. The book also examines the science of the brain, the reconstructive nature of human memory, and studies of suggestibility. It traces the present-day resurgence of a belief in repressed memories in the general public as well as among many clinical psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, “body workers,” and others who offer counseling. It concludes with legal and professional recommendations and advice for individuals who deal with or have dealt with the psychotherapeutic practice of repressed memory therapy. Topics featured in this text include: The modern diagnosis of Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) (once called MPD) The “Satanic Panic” of the 1980s and its relation to repressed memory therapy. The McMartin Preschool Case and the “Day Care Sex Panic.” A historical overview from the Great Witch Craze to Sigmund Freud’s theories, spanning the 16th to 19th centuries. An exploration of the cultural context that produced the repressed memory epidemic of the 1990s. The repressed memory movement as a religious sect or cult. The Repressed Memory Epidemic will be of interest to researchers and clinicians as well as undergraduate and graduate students in the fields of psychology, sociology, cultural studies, religion, and anthropology.


Confabulations Author Eleanor C. Goldstein
ISBN-10 UCSC:32106012176829
Release 1992
Pages 335
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CONFABULATIONS: CREATING FALSE MEMORIES -- DESTROYING FAMILIES is the first book to describe the most shocking mental health issue of our times - False Memory Syndrome! Are "decades delayed discoveries" based on repressed memories accurate? Are those memories real enough for accusations of sexual abuse, including incest & Satanism, to be accepted without challenge? Should parents be labeled as "perpetrators" without having an opportunity to defend themselves? Many therapists seem to think so. Many journalists & talk-show hosts seem to think so. Experts on memory & the mind don't always think so. They know that memory is not infallible. The older the memory, the more fragmented it becomes. Memory can become contaminated by later events & by what a person sees, hears or reads. Childhood memories, especially repressed memories, are often confabulations - a mixture of fact & fantasy. An epidemic is emerging in which adult children are accusing their parents of horrendous crimes based on repressed memories recalled in therapy. CONFABULATIONS includes 20 case histories, interviews with therapists, & analyses of the origins of the problem. Distributed by: Baker & Taylor, Ingram, Brodart & The Distributors. Order direct from the publisher: SIRS Books, P.O. Box 2348, Boca Raton, FL 33427-2348. Phone: (800) 232-7477.

Remembering Trauma

Remembering Trauma Author Richard J. McNally
ISBN-10 0674018028
Release 2005
Pages 420
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Are horrific experiences indelibly fixed in a victim's memory? Or does the mind protect itself by banishing traumatic memories from consciousness? How victims remember trauma is the most controversial issue in psychology today, spilling out of consulting rooms and laboratories to capture headlines, rupture families, provoke legislative change, and influence criminal trials and civil suits. This book, by a clinician who is also a laboratory researcher, is the first comprehensive, balanced analysis of the clinical and scientific evidence bearing on this issue--and the first to provide definitive answers to the urgent questions at the heart of the controversy. Synthesizing clinical case reports and the vast research literature on the effects of stress, suggestion, and trauma on memory, Richard McNally arrives at significant conclusions, first and foremost that traumatic experiences are indeed unforgettable. Though people sometimes do not think about disturbing experiences for long periods of time, traumatic events rarely slip from awareness for very long; furthermore, McNally reminds us, failure to think about traumas--such as early sexual abuse--must not be confused with amnesia or an inability to remember them. In fact, the evidence for repressed memories of trauma--or even for repression at all--is surprisingly weak. A magisterial work of scholarship, panoramic in scope and nonpartisan throughout, this unfailingly lucid work will prove indispensable to anyone seeking to understand how people remember trauma.

Imagining Incest

Imagining Incest Author Gale Swiontkowski
ISBN-10 1575910616
Release 2003
Pages 165
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Imagining Incest examines daughter-father relations as depicted in the poetry of Anne Sexton, Sylvia Plath, Adrienne Rich, and Sharon Olds. Swiontkowski demonstrates a progression in these relations from daughter as victim of the father in Sexton and Plath to daughter as rebel against the father in Rich to daughter as successor to the father in Olds. Each poet utilizes the poetic motif of incest in varying degrees to convey this developing relationship, and Swiontkowski shows that the struggles and triumphs inherent in this imagined relationship parallel many of the issues raised in the recent social crisis of recovered memories. Imagining Incest thus casts light on a painful social issue and extends the hope that comparing these four women poets demonstrates that women who have suffered under the tyranny of a patriarchal system can rebel and overcome by confronting and redefining the incestuous nature of their relations with the fathers of society.

Psychiatry in society

Psychiatry in society Author N. Sartorius
ISBN-10 0471496820
Release 2002-04-08
Pages 291
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Psychiatry in Society provides an overview of the recent socio-economic and cultural changes affecting mental health and mental health care. These changes include: * The increasing complexity of the economic contexts within which mental health services are funded and delivered * The demand for cost-effectiveness evidence * The rationing of access to new pharmacotherapies and psychotherapies * The emergence of quality of life as an essential criterion in the assessment of health care interventions * The growing awareness of the influence of stigma on shaping the long-term course of severe mental disorders * The enhanced role of advocacy groups in providing information, advice and support to sufferers This book will be of interest to psychiatrists and psychologists, mental health workers, managers and policy makers.

Tungsten day

Tungsten day  Author Oliver W. Sacks
ISBN-10 9750808169
Release 2004
Pages 302
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Tungsten day has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Tungsten day also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Tungsten day book for free.


Civilization Author
ISBN-10 PURD:32754081671939
Release 1997
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The magazine of the Library of Congress.

Telling Incest

Telling Incest Author Janice L. Doane
ISBN-10 047206794X
Release 2001
Pages 164
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An exploration of how specific historical contexts, narrative conventions, and cultural politics shape the ways that stories of incest are told and heard

Making Monsters

Making Monsters Author Richard Ofshe
ISBN-10 UOM:39015031800355
Release 1994
Pages 340
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Looks at the history of recovered memory therapy, argues that this approach creates false memories, and assesses the damage done by those memories

The Recovered Memory false Memory Debate

The Recovered Memory false Memory Debate Author Kathy Pezdek
ISBN-10 0125529759
Release 1996
Pages 394
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A debate has been raging in courtrooms, journals, and the popular press about the validity of recovered memories. The memories in question are of childhood sexual abuse, mistreatment, and trauma. They have tremendous power for harm or healing, for righting of wrongs or for unjust accusations; it all depends on their validity. Is it possible for a memory to be lost and then "recovered?" What is the validity of such a memory? Can children be persuaded that events did or did not happen? What causes childhood amnesia and are traumatic childhood memories more or less likely to be remembered than nontraumatic ones? This book examines these and other complex but critical questions. It presents the latest contributions from researchers representing the full range of positions on the issues and using many different approaches to the questions.The topics are organized as follows. Section I covers the effects of emotion and stress on memory in children. Section II contains analyses of the development of normal autobiographical memory as a context for understanding how childhood traumatic events might be recalled, whether at the time by children, or later by adults. Section III covers the suggestibility of memory. This issue is central because therapists may unwittingly induce false memories in their patients, and abusers may suggest to their victims that their memories are imaginary. Whether and how these can happen depends on suggestibility. The veracity of child witnesses also hinges to a great degree on their suggestibility. Section IV contains some examples from current literature and is the only place where the reports on recovered memories from both the American and the British Psychological Associations can be found.

Introduction to Psychology

Introduction to Psychology Author Dennis Coon
ISBN-10 0534576729
Release 2000
Pages 880
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In this revitalized, redesigned, and thoroughly updated Ninth Edition of his best-selling text, Dennis Coon presents psychology in a way readers will find fascinating, relevant, and above all, accessible. Built into every chapter are a number of features-originated by Coon-that help readers grasp major concepts, develop a broad understanding of psychology's diversity, and see for themselves how psychology relates to the challenges of everyday life. Dennis Coon's delight in the subject matter of psychology and in the readers' curiosity, insights, imagination, and interest is apparent on every page. In a course where professors are frequently confronted by students who haven't actually read their textbooks, Coon's text offers a solution. Coon effectively presents the latest research, the latest controversies, and the key scientific content in an involving way that gets students hooked on psychology and eager to read on. Because readers become actively involved with the material, they develop a basic understanding of psychology that they take with them into their future courses and careers. Coon was the first textbook author to make effective use of cognitive principles to teach psychology by building each chapter around the SQ3R study-reading formula: survey, question, read, recite, and review. In the Ninth Edition, Coon has added a fourth R-Relate-to create an SQ4R structure, designed to help students better retain the material by encouraging them to relate it directly to their own lives. A new subtitle-Gateways to Mind and Behavior-highlights the relevance of psychology to everyday life. There are certain takeaway concepts (or Gateways) within each area of introductory psychology (and infused within each chapter) that, once mastered, will provide students with the ability to unlock a deeper understanding of themselves and the world around them, throughout the course and beyond.

Like It Is

Like It Is Author E. James Lieberman, M.D.
ISBN-10 9781476602578
Release 1998-09-01
Pages 216
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Provides information about sex, relationships, and birth control, with an emphasis on informed consent and mutual respect, and discusses such options as parenthood, adoption, and abortion.

They Know Us Better Than We Know Ourselves

They Know Us Better Than We Know Ourselves Author Bridget Brown
ISBN-10 0814799213
Release 2007-08-01
Pages 247
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Since its emergence in the 1960s, belief in alien abduction has saturated popular culture, with the ubiquitous image of the almond-eyed alien appearing on everything from bumper stickers to bars of soap. Drawing on interviews with alleged abductees from the New York area, Bridget Brown suggests a new way for people to think about the alien phenomenon, one that is concerned not with establishing whether aliens actually exist, but with understanding what belief in aliens in America may tell us about our changing understanding of ourselves and our place in the world. They Know Us Better Than We Know Ourselves looks at how the belief in abduction by extraterrestrials is constituted by and through popular discourse and the images provided by print, film, and television. Brown contends that the abduction phenomenon is symptomatic of a period during which people have come to feel increasingly divested of the ability to know what is real or true about themselves and the world in which they live. The alien abduction phenomenon helps us think about how people who feel left out create their own stories and fashion truths that square with their own experience of the world.

Treating Abuse Today

Treating Abuse Today Author
ISBN-10 UOM:39015054490225
Release 1997
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Treating Abuse Today has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Treating Abuse Today also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Treating Abuse Today book for free.

Human Memory

Human Memory Author Mary B. Howes
ISBN-10 9781483316840
Release 2006-11-22
Pages 472
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Human Memory: Structures and Images offers students a comprehensive overview of research in human memory. Providing a theoretical background for the research, author Mary B. Howes uses a clear and accessible format to cover three major areas—mainstream experimental research; naturalistic research; and work in the domains of the amnesias, malfunctions of memory, and neuroscience.

Thomas M Cooley Law Review

Thomas M  Cooley Law Review Author
ISBN-10 UCAL:B5103842
Release 1997
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Thomas M Cooley Law Review has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Thomas M Cooley Law Review also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Thomas M Cooley Law Review book for free.

Law and Mental Disorder

Law and Mental Disorder Author George J. Alexander
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105060395451
Release 1998
Pages 1194
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Law and Mental Disorder has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Law and Mental Disorder also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Law and Mental Disorder book for free.