False Memories in Women with Self-Reported Childhood Sexual Abuse: An Empirical Study

@article{Bremner2000FalseMI,
  title={False Memories in Women with Self-Reported Childhood Sexual Abuse: An Empirical Study},
  author={James Douglas Bremner and Katharine K. Shobe and John F. Kihlstrom},
  journal={Psychological Science},
  year={2000},
  volume={11},
  pages={333 - 337}
}
Although controversy exists about the validity of memories of childhood abuse, little is known about memory function in individuals reporting childhood abuse. This study assessed memories for previously presented words, including the capacity for false memory of critical lures not actually present in the word list, in 63 subjects, including abused women with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), abused women without PTSD, and men and women without abuse or PTSD. Abused women with PTSD had a… 

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