Cognitive Mechanisms Underlying Recovered-Memory Experiences of Childhood Sexual Abuse

  title={Cognitive Mechanisms Underlying Recovered-Memory Experiences of Childhood Sexual Abuse},
  author={Elke Geraerts and D. Stephen Lindsay and Harald Merckelbach and Marko Jel{\'i}cic and Linsey Raymaekers and Michelle M. Arnold and Jonathan W. Schooler},
  journal={Psychological Science},
  pages={92 - 98}
People sometimes report recovering long-forgotten memories of childhood sexual abuse. The memory mechanisms that lead to such reports are not well understood, and the authenticity of recovered memories has often been challenged. We identified two subgroups of people reporting recovered memories of childhood sexual abuse. These subgroups differed dramatically in their cognitive profiles: People who recovered memories of abuse through suggestive therapy exhibited a heightened susceptibility to… 

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