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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 mental characteristics and thoughts of the prince into the new body, so that he still considers himself as the prince and can remember experiences had in the previous body. This complements the framework of the diachronic personal identity theory that despite the change in substance, the memory links indicate the prince to still be the prince, just in another body. Locke would find it justifiable then that a person is not restricted to be defined by the body they reside in, but rather their consciousness and the links it holds to earlier person stages. It is important, however, to distinguish…

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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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    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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    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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    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…

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    She has assisted the judicial system in learning all about all of the flaws in eye-witness testimony. Her work has become very important in recducing chances of people being falsely accused of something they did not do. Loftus believes that people can develop a false memory; yet many other psychologists disagree with her. They believe that people have trouble retrieving their memories and that is why there is difficulties. These differences have resulted in many different studies being…

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    The dissociative spectrum of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM V) consists of four illnesses: Dissociative Amnesia, Depersonalization Disorder, Dissociative Disorder not otherwise specified (DDNOS), and Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) (DSM 10). While each of these disorders presents with unique symptoms — saving DDNOS which acts as a catchall diagnosis for those patients who do not meet the full criteria for one of the other disorders in the spectrum, but still…

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    the Ark of Hope for Children Foundation states, there is an estimation that 50% of trafficking victims are children of the ages 11-14. Children are at a bigger risk of being trafficked because they are more vulnerable and are easily tricked into trafficking. This has…

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