Vantage Point in Traumatic Memory

  title={Vantage Point in Traumatic Memory},
  author={Heather K. Mcisaac and Eric Eich},
  journal={Psychological Science},
  pages={248 - 253}
Persons with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) spontaneously recalled the traumatic event that led to their condition from either a field or an observer vantage point. In the former case, participants recollected the event as if they were seeing it again through their own eyes; in the latter case, the event was recalled from the perspective of a detached spectator. Analysis of the two types of recollections revealed marked differences in their contents. Whereas field memories afforded richer… 

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