This page will provide a list of resources for those interested in understanding the phenomenon of false memory.
Specialist in research on the accuracy of memory and how false childhood memories can be implanted into patients by therapists, Dr Loftus has been awarded the prize on the grounds of supporting sound science in the public interest, whilst facing difficulty and hostility to her findings.
Dr Julia Shaw’s research on the nature of memory and false memory.
University of Oxford Centre of Criminology research project into the consequences of false accusations on the legally innocent.
An important report by the Royal College of Psychiatrists on recovered memories of childhood sexual abuse. It defines the nature of false memory and recovered memory.
Witness Testimony in Sexual Cases focuses on legal and scientific considerations that arise when obtaining and evaluating sexual complaint testimony.
A new major reference work for criminologists, sociologists, legal researchers and legal professionals, on the controversial issue of wrongful allegations of abuse and victims of untrue allegations.
A critical dissection of Freudian psychoanalysis and the recovered memory movement.
An analysis of the nature and origin of false memories, and the consequences for individuals and families.
Real life accounts of the falsely accused.
The inbuilt bias of the legal system against those accused of historic abuse. Includes articles and case histories.
False memory, misdiagnosis, institutional cover-up, and the origin of the Satanic Abuse Panic in the UK are all part of this groundbreaking book on the Carol Felstead case.
Abused by Therapy debunks an enduring myth dating back to Freud, that certain conditions are nearly always caused by childhood trauma.
Examining false memories and the therapy that creates them, Ofshe and Watters dissect one of the most pressing social and psychological issues of our time.
Explains the theory behind recovered memory therapy, argues that there is no scientific support for the theory, and describes the impact of false memory.
Can human beings completely forget years of traumatic events, only to recall them later? This book explores that question.
Understanding and analysing how trauma is remembered.
Professor Eysenck’s carefully reasoned demolition of Freud and psychoanalysis.
A book examining the origins of the recovered memory movement in Freudian psychoanalytic theory.