recovered memory

More Like This

Show all results sharing this subject:

  • Psychology


Show Summary Details

Quick Reference

A memory, usually for a traumatic event or experience, such as being sexually abused as a child, retrieved after having been forgotten or repressed, often for many years. Unless it is verified, what appears to be a recovered memory may in fact be a false memory. See also deferred action, false memory syndrome, hypnotherapy, paramnesia (1), Piaget kidnapping memory. Compare eyewitness misinformation effect.

Subjects: Psychology.

Reference entries

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.