Cognitive processes in dissociation: an analysis of core theoretical assumptions.

@article{Giesbrecht2008CognitivePI,
  title={Cognitive processes in dissociation: an analysis of core theoretical assumptions.},
  author={Timo Giesbrecht and Steven Jay Lynn and Scott O. Lilienfeld and Harald Merckelbach},
  journal={Psychological bulletin},
  year={2008},
  volume={134 5},
  pages={617-647}
}
Dissociation is typically defined as the lack of normal integration of thoughts, feelings, and experiences into consciousness and memory. The present article critically evaluates the research literature on cognitive processes in dissociation. The authors' review indicates that dissociation is characterized by subtle deficits in neuropsychological performance (e.g., heightened distractibility). Some of the cognitive phenomena (e.g., weakened cognitive inhibition) associated with dissociation… CONTINUE READING