False Memory Production
False Memory Production: Can The DRM Paradigm be Used Visually
In the past couple of decades a very interesting topic has come into the spotlight, the existence and creation of false memories. False memories have been defined as ?either remembering events that never happened, or remembering them quite differently from the way they happened? (Roediger & Mc Dermot, 1995, p.803). This topic opens many doors for research and raises questions about the reliability and susceptibility of people?s memory.
One area where the possibility of false memories has been raised is in child sexual abuse cases (CSA). Now that there is evidence that memories can seem real to the individual despite being are false, caused by other factors such as suggestibility, there is a considerable debate about the reliability of people?s accounts of CSA. There have been many cases where people who have claimed to be abused sexually, by parents or others, have been led to their beliefs by a therapist or other factors such as coping or defense mechanisms. For example, Kaplan and Manicavasagar have reported on three specific cases where people were falsely led to believe, by their therapist, they were sexually abused as children or as adults. This
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