Discrepancies in autobiographical memories--implications for the assessment of asylum seekers: repeated interviews study.

@article{Herlihy2002DiscrepanciesIA,
  title={Discrepancies in autobiographical memories--implications for the assessment of asylum seekers: repeated interviews study.},
  author={Jane Herlihy and Peter Scragg and Stuart W. Turner},
  journal={BMJ},
  year={2002},
  volume={324 7333},
  pages={324-7}
}
OBJECTIVE To investigate the consistency of autobiographical memory of people seeking asylum, in light of the assumption that discrepancies in asylum seekers' accounts of persecution mean that they are fabricating their stories. DESIGN Repeated interviews. SETTING England, 1999 and 2000. PARTICIPANTS Community sample of 27 Kosovan and 12 Bosnian refugees. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES Discrepancies in repeated descriptions of one traumatic and one non-traumatic event, including specific details… CONTINUE READING
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