Did Freud mislead patients to confabulate memories of abuse? a reply to Gleaves and Hernandez
early memories, Freud, Sigmund, 1856-1939, adolescent, adult, child, child abuse, sexual / diagnosis, child abuse, sexual / psychology, fantasy, Freudian theory, humans, incest / psychology, mental recall, Oedipus complex, repression, psychology, truth disclosure
Claims that Sigmund Freud had often used highly suggestive procedures to elicit the memories of childhood seductions from his patients and had not considered alternative explanations for the evidence he presented when first claiming that recovered memories of sexual abuse were real. Freud's abandonment of seduction theory within a year of first proposing it.
Powell, R. A., & Boer, D. P. (1994). Did Freud mislead patients to confabulate memories of abuse? Psychological Reports, 74, 1283-1298.
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