Dissociation and Dissociative Disorders

@article{Lynn2012DissociationAD,
  title={Dissociation and Dissociative Disorders},
  author={Steven Jay Lynn and Scott O. Lilienfeld and Harald Merckelbach and Timo Giesbrecht and Dalena van der Kloet},
  journal={Current Directions in Psychological Science},
  year={2012},
  volume={21},
  pages={48 - 53}
}
Conventional wisdom holds that dissociation is a coping mechanism triggered by exposure to intense stressors. Drawing on recent research from multiple laboratories, we challenge this prevailing posttraumatic model of dissociation and dissociative disorders. Proponents of this model hold that dissociation and dissociative disorders are associated with (a) intense objective stressors (e.g., childhood trauma), (b) serious cognitive deficits that impede processing of emotionally laden information… 
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