Memory Quest: Trauma and the Search for Personal History / Edition 1

Memory Quest: Trauma and the Search for Personal History / Edition 1

by Elizabeth A. Waites, Waites
     
 

ISBN-10: 0393702340

ISBN-13: 9780393702347

Pub. Date: 11/17/1996

Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.

This book is about autobiographical memory and personal history, with a special focus on the impact of trauma on several levels of information-processing and memory organization.
Controversies around memory, such as the issue of so-called "recovered memories" of abuse, are considered within a broad context that recognizes that accuracy of such memories is not an

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Overview

This book is about autobiographical memory and personal history, with a special focus on the impact of trauma on several levels of information-processing and memory organization.
Controversies around memory, such as the issue of so-called "recovered memories" of abuse, are considered within a broad context that recognizes that accuracy of such memories is not an absolute. The final chapters deal specifically with the access and use of memories in psychotherapy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393702347
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
11/17/1996
Pages:
308
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.60(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1Interrogating Memory1
2Getting Past the Present19
3Selective Processes in Memory37
4Memory as Competence57
5Representation and the Self85
6The Impact of Trauma106
7The Subversion of Memory137
8The Self in Hiding160
9The Self in Pieces178
10Making It Safe to Remember201
11Recollection: Picking Up the Pieces225
12Integration: Putting the Pieces Together253
13Letting Go271
References279
Index297

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