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Annu Rev Clin Psychol. 2006;2:469-98.

Recovered memories.

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Department of Psychology and Social Behavior, University of California, Irvine, California 92697-7085, USA. eloftus@uci.edu

Abstract

The issues surrounding repressed, recovered, or false memories have sparked one of the greatest controversies in the mental health profession in the twentieth century. We review evidence concerning the existence of the repression and recovery of autobiographical memories of traumatic events and research on the development of false autobiographical memories, how specific therapeutic procedures can lead to false memories, and individual vulnerability to resisting false memories. These findings have implications for therapeutic practice, for forensic practice, for research and training in psychology, and for public policy.

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