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.
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ret·ro·spec·tive fal·si·fi·ca·tion

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