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recovered memory

(rĭ-kŭv′ərd)
n.
1. A memory of an experience, especially a traumatic one, that is recalled after an often lengthy period of repression, usually after consultation with a therapist.
2. An imagined event believed to be recalled as such a memory.

recovered memory

False memory, see there.

recovered memory

A memory recalled after having been forgotten. Recall may be the result of psychotherapy or suggestion. Not all instances of recovered memory are accurate (some are the result of suggestion).
See: false memory
See also: memory
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Strongly based on Holmes' (1990) research on repression, the FM position argued against the existence of repression, dissociation, and recovered memory. This perspective found support among many mental health professionals (Loftus, 1993; Loftus & Ketcham, 1994; Ofshe & Watters, 1994; Pendergast, 1995; Pope & Hudson, 1995, Thomas & Loftus, 2002; Yapko, 1994) who suggested that certain biased therapeutic techniques used to assist in memory recall, such as hypnosis, and self-help strategies for survivors of childhood trauma fostered in self-help books ran the risk of implanting memories in vulnerable individuals (Draucker & Martsolf, 2006).
Although the evidence that memory is influenced by the social context has been seized upon by critics of recovered memory, such evidence need not be inimical to women's interests.
Another friend, Michael, who is very widely-read and quite up to date with the nonsense of "recovered memory", went to a therapist after he'd been made redundant.
Professional studies disputing recovered memory have also begun to be written and reviewed -- the most notable being The Myth of Repressed Memory: False Memories and Allegations of Sexual Abuse by Elizabeth Loftus and Katherine Ketcham (1994) and Making Monsters: False Memories, Psycho therapy, and Sexual Hysteria by Richard Ofshe and Ethan Watters (1994) (see also Pendergrast 1994).
The difference here is that the housewife's recovered memory, while giving us the kick of seeing a sheepish PTA type suddenly adroit with knives, submachine guns, and survival skills, finally leads her to a rejection of the state and all it stands for.
Although he expresses some negative opinions about the more radical claims and practices associated with recovered memory, for the most part Hacking is less interested in answering the question of whether recovered memories are true than in investigating what that question presupposes.
Given the apparent validity of some repressed memory cases, should recovered memory evidence, lacking additional corroboration, constitute proof or decisive evidence that should hold up in a courtroom?
This was the first successful malpractice case brought by a third party against a therapist in which the court found the therapist, who supposedly implanted the memories, responsible for the innocent party's monumental losses to his or her reputation, marriage, family life and career.(13) It was the first time that someone, other than a patient, successfully sued a therapist for the "increasingly controversial technique of recovered memory therapy"(14) Being labeled as a child abuser is "one of the most loathsome labels in society.
He said treating the controversy about recovered memory in a humorous way "is, in my opinion, most offensive."
By ignoring the abuses in recovered memory therapy, Herman may be sacrificing the mental and emotional health of thousands of women for the sake of political expediency We agree: truth is healing.
The police had recovered memory cards and USBs and saw several videos showing the accused sexually exploiting students, including girls, in different parts of his private school.