screen memory


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screen memory

n.
A memory of something that is unconsciously used to repress recollection of an associated but distressing event.

screen memory

n
(Psychology) psychoanal a memory that is tolerable but allied to a distressing event and which is unconsciously used to hide the distressing memory
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Noun1.screen memory - an imagined memory of a childhood experience; hides another memory of distressing significance
memory - something that is remembered; "search as he would, the memory was lost"
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screen memory

n (Psych) → ricordi mpl di copertura
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However, the actual memory of the man with the amputation may well have been a screen memory for other more arousing and traumatic experiences that the patient experienced at this early age, such as castration anxiety with or without actual overstimulation of the physical body.
However, he realizes that his thesis of the nonappropriative opening of one traumatic memory toward its counterparts is contradicted by Freud's thesis of "screen memory", which states that, whenever we turn to other histories of suffering, we tend to suppress or obliterate our own history (13-14).
Another screen memory referenced by both girls is that of Christine's sixteenth birthday party, when Cosey spanked and shamed Heed, and she then retaliated against Christine by setting "fire to Christine's bed" (86).
The third chapter discusses the intersection between literature and psychoanalytic theory, especially screen memory, which is explored further in the fourth chapter.
REMEMBERED: A march through Ormskirk, above; and, right, Burma veteran Charles McCormick, in Birkenhead NOT FORGOTTEN: Those who have lost their lives in Iraq and Afghanistan are remembered on the big screen MEMORY: Young and old joined the Service of Remembrance and Dedication HONOUR: The Service of Remembrance and Dedication at St George's Hall, Liverpool Pictures: GARETH JONES SOLEMN: The Lord Mayor of Liverpool Cllr Hazel Williams prepares to lay a wreath at the Cenotaph