Psychodynamic Contribution - Recovery of repressed memories

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  • Psychodynamic- repressed memories
    • Ideas/Theories
      • recovered memories repressed in unconscious
      • traumatic memories repressed
        • protect us from harm
      • memories create symptoms of illness
    • Who/How it's helped
      • helped individuals with neurosis
      • helps victims of abuse/trauma - soldiers +  eye witnesses
      • help individual to become a member of society
      • helps society by reducing charges of institutionalisation
    • Strong
      • Elliot = 20% forgotten trauma until trigger
      • Bateman + Holmes = remembered for 1st time mothers suicide
      • Myers + Brewin = P's longer to recall unhappy memories
      • Anna O = paralysis disappearead
    • Weak
      • Beth Rutherford = therapist 'planted' false memory
      • Bateman + Holmes = unique + does not prove repression
      • Loftus + Pickrell = remembered false memory in paragraph

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