While acknowledging the reality of childhood sexual abuse, Loftus, a research psychologist specializing in memory, believes that in many cases, people create false memories of nonexistent abuse, prompted to do so by their psychotherapists.
This news alert references an excellent article to put in someone’s hands to show how easily an eyewitness account can be mistaken.
An authoritative article from The Skeptical Enquirer. How memory can be changed, distorted or expanded by hypnosis. Hypnosis can bring out not only accurate memories but gross falsehoods as well. It is also an extremely powerful tool for implanting false memories into patients. Buffalo: Jul/Aug 2003.Vol.27, Iss. 4; pg. 40…