How is memory affected by traumatic events? An evaluation of the basic tenet of repression theory


The Freudian concept of repression and its modern heir «dissociation» have been much debated in contemporary psychology. The debate has centered on the effect of trauma on memory. In this essay, Mona Hide Klausen reviews briefly elements of the debate and contemporary research findings.

By Mona Hide Klausen (published 17.01.2009)