Nebraska Symposium on Motivation

True and False Recovered Memories

Toward a Reconciliation of the Debate

Editors: Belli, Robert F. (Ed.)

  • Covers relevant research acquired from cognitive and clinical psychological perspectives
  • Global group of contributors
  • Explore interaction between motivation, emotion, and memory
see more benefits

Buy this book

eBook $149.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4614-1195-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $199.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4614-1194-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $199.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4899-8713-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
About this book

Beginning in the 1990s, the contentious “memory wars” divided psychologists into two schools of thought: that adults’ recovered memories of childhood abuse were generally true, or that they were generally not, calling theories, therapies, professional ethics, and survivor credibility into question. More recently, findings from cognitive psychology and neuroimaging as well as new theoretical constructs are bringing balance, if not reconciliation, to this polarizing debate. Based on presentations at the 2010 Nebraska Symposium on Motivation, True and False Recovered Memories: Toward a Reconciliation of the Debate assembles an expert panel of scholars, professors, and clinicians to update and expand research and knowledge about the complex interaction of cognitive, emotional, and motivational factors involved in remembering—and forgetting—severe childhood trauma. Contrasting viewpoints, elaborations on existing ideas, challenges to accepted models, and intriguing experimental data shed light on such issues as the intricacies of identity construction in memory, post-trauma brain development, and the role of suggestive therapeutic techniques in creating false memories. Taken together, these papers add significant new dimensions to a rapidly evolving field. Featured in the coverage:   The cognitive neuroscience of true and false memories.   Toward a cognitive-neurobiological model of motivated forgetting.   The search for repressed memory.   A theoretical framework for understanding recovered memory experiences.   Cognitive underpinnings of recovered memories of childhood sexual abuse.   Motivated forgetting and misremembering: perspectives from betrayal trauma theory. Clinical and cognitive psychologists on all sides of the debate will welcome True and False Recovered Memories as a trustworthy reference, an impartial guide to ongoing controversies, and a springboard for future inquiry.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Introduction: In the Aftermath of the So-Called Memory Wars

    Belli, Robert F.

    Pages 1-13

  • The Cognitive Neuroscience of True and False Memories

    Johnson, Marcia K. (et al.)

    Pages 15-52

  • Towards a Cognitive and Neurobiological Model of Motivated Forgetting

    Anderson, Michael C. (et al.)

    Pages 53-120

  • Searching for Repressed Memory

    McNally, Richard J.

    Pages 121-147

  • A Theoretical Framework for Understanding Recovered Memory Experiences

    Brewin, Chris R.

    Pages 149-173

Buy this book

eBook $149.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4614-1195-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $199.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4614-1194-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $199.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4899-8713-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Loading...

Recommended for you

Loading...

Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
True and False Recovered Memories
Book Subtitle
Toward a Reconciliation of the Debate
Editors
  • Robert F. Belli
Series Title
Nebraska Symposium on Motivation
Series Volume
58
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-1195-6
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-1195-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4614-1194-9
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4899-8713-6
Series ISSN
0146-7875
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 268
Topics