Following sensational claims about a paedophile ring involving MPs, widely reported in the national press, Matthew Scott, a respected senior Barrister, has written a brilliant and illuminating essay which warns of the dangers of leaping to precipitous conclusions
Following a moral panic about Satanic Ritual Abuse in Scotland, Professor Christopher French suggests (Guardian Online, 18 November 2014) that this latest wave of hysteria is based on false memories.
“I’m going to tell you something that will change your lives forever.” The devastating impact of being falsely accused of child sexual abuse is readily apparent in this excellent article by journalist Frances Hardy, writing in the Daily Mail.
The power of suggestion is remarkable.
A remarkable video on the nature of memory, from the TED Conference.
The Hampstead Satanic cult hoax must be classed as one of the most bizarre cases ever to be examined in a British court.
The Sun has published an important story in its Fabulous magazine on Satanic Ritual Abuse, false memory and bad therapy.
Hans Eysenck was one of the best-known research psychologists of the twentieth century. Respected as a prolific author, he was unafraid to address controversial topics.
Freud’s False Memories examines the role of Sigmund Freud’s psychoanalytic beliefs and their role in the recovered memory movement.
False memories are a normal part of everyday life and are not a symptom of mental ill-health or disease.