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During the 1990s there were a lot of cases of reported child abuse based on repressed memory. Many individuals were arrested and jailed, many of which were innocent. Sigmund Freud believed that individuals repress their memories (not consciously) so that their painful effects would not have to be experienced. There is a lot of controversy as to whether repressed memories can be trusted.
In this assignment, look for a news article (old or new) describing the resurface of repressed memory or studies on it.
Then write a paper summarizing the article, what was the conclusion of the story/study?
Based on your readings and assignments, under what circumstances are repressed memories more likely to surface?
In your opinion, what are the possible effects of having these memories resurface?
What are your personal beliefs about your mind repressing memories that may be too painful?
Do you find some truth to it?
Note: Be sure to use in-text citations and provide references for your sources, including textbooks.