Degrees of Repression of Sexual Abuse Memories
Child Abuse, Ethics, Incest, Mental Recall, Psychotherapy
Comments on E. F. Loftus's (see record 1993-37888-001) review of data on patients' recovery of repressed memories of sexual abuse (SA) in psychotherapy. In contrast to J. Briere and J. Conte's (see record 1993-33736-001) finding of self-reported amnesia for abuse in 59% of adults molested as children, only 30% of 105 adults in the present authors' study claimed to have blocked out any recollection of SA.
Gold, S. N.,
(1994). Degrees of Repression of Sexual Abuse Memories. American Psychologist, 49(5), 441-442.
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