retrospective falsification


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falsification

 [fawl″sĭ-fĭ-ka´shun]
a deliberate misstatement or misrepresentation.
retrospective falsification unconscious distortion of memories of past experiences to conform to present emotional needs.

ret·ro·spec·tive fal·si·fi·ca·tion

unconscious distortion of past experience to conform to present psychological needs.

ret·ro·spec·tive fal·si·fi·ca·tion

(ret'rō-spek'tiv fawl'si-fi-kā'shŭn)
Unconscious distortion of past experience to conform to present psychological needs.

retrospective falsification

Deliberate or unconscious alteration of memory for past events or situations, a mental mechanism for ego preservation.
See also: falsification
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