Trauma, mental representation, and the organization of memory for mother-referent material.

@article{Lynch1998TraumaMR,
  title={Trauma, mental representation, and the organization of memory for mother-referent material.},
  author={Michael Lynch and Dante Cicchetti},
  journal={Development and psychopathology},
  year={1998},
  volume={10 4},
  pages={739-59}
}
Research on the effects of child maltreatment and exposure to community violence suggests that children who experience these types of traumatic events may be at risk for alterations and biases in attention and memory similar to those that have been observed in adults suffering from traumatic stress reactions. Along these lines, attachment theory posits that representational models of relationships also may act as moderators of similar cognitive biases by selectively guiding children's attention… CONTINUE READING

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