Recovered Memories: Seeking the Middle Ground

Publication Year: 2001

Edition: 1st

Authors/Editor: Davies, Graham M.; Dalgleish, Tim

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 978-0-47-149131-6

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Recovered Memories: Seeking the Middle Ground, unlike most other writing on the topic, eschews extreme positions. It provides clinicians with findings from the latest research to enhance their understanding of memory and presents pure researchers with a range of experiences encountered in clinical practice for which they presently have few explanations.

The phenomenon of recovered memories has excited much controversy in recent years amongst professionals with extreme positions being held: either all such memories are, by definition false, or any such claim is an attempt to deny the victims of abuse their rights to confront their abusers. In this refreshing new approach to the problem Graham Davies and Tim Dalgleish have assembled leading figures from both sides of the debate to provide a balanced overview of empirical evidence as well as evidence from clinical practice.

Organized around three themes, social, evidential and clinical aspects are covered. Topics include the impact on family and community members, the latest findings on implanted memories and discussion of clinical guidelines for therapeutic practice to avoid potential influence on memory. Having weighed the evidence, a framework is offered in which true and false recovered memories are seen as the inevitable compliment of true and false continuous memories.


Platform: Ovid
Publisher: Wiley
Product Type: Book
Author/Editor: Davies, Graham M.; Dalgleish, Tim
ISBN: 978-0-47-149131-6
Clinical Psychology
Language: English
Edition: 1st
Pages: 292
Year: 2001


Recovered Memories: Seeking the Middle Ground