What's wrong with believing in repression?: A review for legal professionals.

  title={What's wrong with believing in repression?: A review for legal professionals.},
  author={A. Piper and Linda Lillevik and Roxanne Kritzer},
  journal={Psychology, Public Policy and Law},
Some courts in recent years have tarnished their credibility by willingly and blindly adopting the theory of repressed memory. Such acceptance can destroy the reputations of falsely accused individuals, and, by failing to pay due attention to scientific evidence, gives credence to pseudoscience and demeans the scientific method. This paper was written to inform judges and attorneys about the relevant evidence, which shows that: (a) the concepts of repressed and recovered memory are not… Expand
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