False Memories

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Repression: A Theory – Not a Fact

Everyone is aware of the frustration of inaccessible memories, when we cannot recall something that we wish to do, like finding a name, or recalling an event from childhood that must have occurred, or when we fail to recognise a person who appears totally unfamiliar until he proceeds to recount…

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What are False Memories?

An overview of the phenomena of false memories by Professor Christopher French, Professor of Psychology, Goldsmiths, University of London. Originally published on The Conversation website.

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Reliability of Memory in Sexual Abuse Cases

The Police Foundation have recently published an interesting article, noting how many officials involved in the judicial process lack training in how to assess whether an individual’s memories are true or false.   It is no secret that in the past the police have frequently and repeatedly failed the victims…