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    False Memory Syndrome

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    debated, and lurid topic in this field is the false memory debate. Society has seen a staggering increase in cases of repressed memories surfacing; in fact, there have been so many that it is now being considered an epidemic. These types of memories are “often ‘recovered’ during psychotherapy and have resulted in fierce debate concerning the reality and reliability of such memories” (Memon & Young, 1998). It is the psychological debate heard around the word and has “elicited considerable controversy in the courts, academic circles, and in professional practices due to its personal, social, and political…

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    False Memory Syndrome

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    False Memory Syndrome is a condition in which a memory of a traumatic experience is falsely believed to be true, having an impact on a person’s identity and relationships (Colman, 2008). While False Memory Syndrome can result in the recollection of any sort of traumatic experience from abduction by aliens to abuse by parental figures in childhood, it is most commonly as a result of sexual abuse (Santos & Costa, 2016). In fact, well-known psychologist Jean Piaget lived for several years with a…

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    Recovered Memory Therapy

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    Recovered Memory Therapy(RMT) is a therapy in which memories of abuse had been forgotten, commonly about childhood sexual abuse, can later be recovered. The mind stores real events and recreates full memories later when the memories are recalled. It does not matter how memories are recalled, they still believe to be accurate. Certain techniques are used to recreate what appears to be memories, although they may be unrelated to the actual events from the past. False memory syndrome is a condition…

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    False Memory

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    The idea of false memory has been studied since the days of Sigmund Freud. It’s defined as a fabricated or distorted recollection of an event (Cherry). The study of false memory has been used to help understand how the smallest things can make such a big impact on how we remember certain events in our minds. Most people think that a person’s memory is always accurate and can’t be changed, but many studies have been done to prove this wrong. “Though the term ' 'false memory ' ' is slippery and…

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    composes that personhood is based on the memory link between the two consciouses of different time periods, rather than the body a person is in. Locke contends that personal identity is to be founded on consciousness rather than on substance with his case of the prince and the cobbler. In this modified version of the case to fit modern understanding of consciousness, the central nervous system of a prince is relocated into the body of the cobbler. The central nervous system carries all of the…

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    In recent years there have been a number of malpractice lawsuits filed against psychiatrists and counselors claiming that “false memories” had been implanted in patients, thus causing turmoil and anguish in the patient’s lives, as acknowledged in the article, “Creating False Memories” by Elizabeth F. Loftus. Loftus adds that the victims in all mentioned cases in the article were awarded substantial settlements. The author asserts that research is revealing how “suggestion and imagination” can…

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    Is False Memory Reliable

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    False memory is a very serious problem that everybody will definitely experience in life at least once. So what is false memory exactly it “…is a fabricated or distorted recollection of an event that did not actually happen.”(Cherry, 2014) These memories can be influenced through a combination of things including misinformation and misunderstanding of the specific information. Existing memories can sometimes overlap and distort the formation of a relatively new memory. Which causes the memory to…

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    False Memory Theory

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    Memories may seem unchangeable and concrete. In recent years, there has been an over-flux of research done on false memories. Humans, as imaginative as we are, frequently recall past experiences. Recent studies have established that false memories can be consequential and emotional, that they can last for long periods of time, and that they are not merely the product of demand characteristics or the recovery of extant but hidden memories. The misinformation effect is misleading information that…

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    Editing information, another aspect of totalitarianism, is terrifyingly prevalent in the 2016 election. Donald Trump, the forty-fifth President of the United States, has had one of the most controversial campaigns in history. Many question how he moved from a life of hosting TV shows to the White House so easily. The answer is simple: his use of falsehoods to psychologically manipulate the public. Trump’s presidency has been full of lies. Whether you are a supporter or not, it is clear that he…

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    have an impact on these false confessions. Many police interrogators use certain tactics in an attempt to lead individuals to remember crimes that did not occur, then causing false confessions. When interrogators make direct accusations, ask leading questions and provide negative feedback, individuals can often have a belief change. This occurs when there is a shift from belief in innocence to a belief that they may be guilty of the crime (Gudjonsson, Sigurdsson, Sigurdardottir, Steinthorsson &…

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