Autobiographical memory for trauma: Update on four controversies

@article{Brewin2007AutobiographicalMF,
  title={Autobiographical memory for trauma: Update on four controversies},
  author={Chris R. Brewin},
  journal={Memory},
  year={2007},
  volume={15},
  pages={227 - 248}
}
  • C. Brewin
  • Published 1 April 2007
  • Psychology
  • Memory
Empirical research since the year 2000 on trauma and autobiographical memory in adults is reviewed and related to four enduring controversies in the field: Whether traumatic memories are inherently different from other types of autobiographical memory; whether memory for trauma is better or worse than memory for non-traumatic events; whether traumas can be forgotten and then recalled later in life; and whether special mechanisms such as repression or dissociation are required to account for any… 
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