false memory syndrome


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false memory syndrome

n
(Psychology) an alleged condition in which a person undergoing psychotherapy erroneously believes in traumatic events in his or her childhood. See also recovered memory
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Early History of the False Memory Syndrome Foundation, False Memory SYNDROME Found.
Pope (1994) agreed citing a coauthored statement signed by 17 researchers objecting that the term false memory syndrome was a non-psychological term originated by a private foundation whose stated purpose was to support accused parents.
If, as these linguistic synchronists maintain, all was written in the Persian period, then Hendel's conclusions about the real basis of some historical memories in actual experiences and recollections reflect the pathology of false memory syndrome gone academic.
Because of this fact one could build a case for the support of the false memory syndrome except for the fact that there is usually enough reality in the picture to give evidence the event actually occurred.
Alcock spoke to conference attendees about so-called courtroom experts who testify on behalf of those who claim to have false memory syndrome, the tendency of victims to unwittingly invent events that never happened - and why juries believe some experts, but not others.
Seen one false memory syndrome drama, it seems, and you've seen them all.
Parents who felt that they had been falsely accused on the basis of such 'recovered memories' formed action groups, the False Memory Syndrome Foundation (FMSF) in North America (founded in 1991), and the British False Memory Society (formerly Adult Children Accusing Parents founded in 1992) in the UK (see Gudjonsson, 1997a).
McHugh to the Catholic church's sexual abuse review board is drawing criticism from people angered by his affiliation with the False Memory Syndrome Foundation, a foundation that combats the concept of childhood repressed memories.
The most breathtakingly ignorant assertion of this sort has been the claim that a false memory syndrome is operating here.
The choice of terms used by the False Memory Syndrome Foundation ("recovered memory therapy" and "recovered memory techniques") favors that group's position by definition.
consists of recovered memories and helpful comments on false memory syndrome.