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Human Memory and its Improvement

False Memory and Recovered Memory Therapy

After assembling these links in 2004, I can see that this Recovered Memory/False Memory controversy is still going strong after two decades. As I have been telling my students for years, one must maintain a delicate balancing act to be realistic about this issue. Children are abused, people sometimes do dissociate from the memory until it comes back to them later...but not very often...and false memories do occur. The only rational approach is to avoid simplistic thinking on this issue and pursue objective evidence whenever possible. --Russ Dewey

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