The reality of repressed memories

E. F. Loftus, The reality of repressed memories, American Psychologist, vol. 48, pp. 518–537, 1993.

Psychologist says he didn't know Beatrice 6 blood didn't match

L. O. R. I. PILGER, Psychologist says he didn't know Beatrice 6 blood didn't match, Lincoln Journal Star, 2013.

Wayne Price remembers checking his speedometer the first time the Gage County Sheriff's cruiser pulled up behind him in the late '80s, lights flashing, as he drove a Beatrice street.

Price, a psychologist and part-time deputy, wasn't speeding.

He quickly learned that Sheriff's Deputy Burdette Searcey had stopped him to bounce ideas off him about the then-unsolved rape and murder of 68-year-old Helen Wilson in 1985.

Before Searcey got permission to pursue the cold case in 1989, he stopped Price three or four times.

Until Price asked him to stop.

Texas pair released after serving 21 years for 'satanic abuse'

T. Dart, Texas pair released after serving 21 years for 'satanic abuse', The Guardian, London, England, 2013.

Dan and Fran Keller, sentenced in 1991 for child sexual assault during US 'Satanic panic' era, released after district attorney conceded trial jury was probably swayed by faulty testimony

Dan Keller has left an Austin jail, a week after his wife was released – and 21 years after the pair were given a 48-year sentence for sexual assault during America's "Satanic panic" era. 

Fran Keller, 63, was released on bond last week after the Travis County district attorney agreed that the trial jury was probably swayed by the faulty testimony of an expert witness. 

The Repressed Debate Over Repressed Memories Returns

L. Berko, The Repressed Debate Over Repressed Memories Returns, 2013. [Online]. Available: http://motherboard.vice.com/blog/the-repressed-debate-over-repressed-memories-reignites.

Repressed memories have been controversial since they were first mentioned by Freud in 1896. Now you probably hear more about them on crime procedurals than anywhere else. But where do contemporary psychologists stand on this topic?

Repressed Memories: Real or Imagined?

E. Curtin, Repressed Memories: Real or Imagined?, 2013. [Online]. Available: http://www.goodtherapy.org/blog/repressed-memories-real-or-imagined-121713.

Many people believe that when experiences are too painful or difficult to face, they end up tucked into the unseen corners of the unconscious in the form of repressedmemories.

Researchers, Clinicians Still Differ Over Repressed Trauma Memories

R. Nauert, Researchers, Clinicians Still Differ Over Repressed Trauma Memories, psychcentral.com, 2014.

By RICK NAUERT PHD Senior News Editor

Reviewed by John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on December 16, 2013

A new study discovers a gap continues to exist between clinical psychologists and psychological researchers over the ability to retrieve traumatic memories.

Although skepticism about repressed traumatic memories has increased over time, researchers discovered a difference continues to exist about whether such memories occur and whether they can be accurately retrieved.

The findings are published in Psychological Science.

Admissibility of Repressed Memories of Childhood Sexual Abuse

The only court case we have found that set the requierments for admitting testimony of a repressed memory is the 1997 NH Supreme Court case State v. Hungfrd (http://www.courts.state.nh.us/supreme/opinions/1997/hungrfrd.htm

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