Title: Reduced autobiographical memory specificity, avoidance, and repression
Authors: Hermans, Dirk ×
Raes, Filip
Iberico, Carlos
Williams, J. Mark G #
Issue Date: 2006
Publisher: Cambridge univ press
Series Title: Behavioral and Brain Sciences vol:29 issue:5 pages:1-53
Article number: 522
Abstract: Recent empirical work indicates that reduced autobiographical memory specificity can act as an avoidant processing style. By truncating the memory search before specific elements of traumatic memories are accessed, one can ward off the affective impact of negative reminiscences. This avoidant processing style can be viewed as an instance of what Erdelyi describes as the "subtractive" class of repressive processes.
ISSN: 0140-525X
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Centre for Psychology of Learning and Experimental Psychopathology
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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