laczlacylaci

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Repression=memories that happened/that is true, your mind subconsciouly stores them away. ie: hiding the fact that they were sexually abused as a child. (I still don't really get this one. how do people hide that?)

False memory=memories that never happened, but your mind tells you that it did. ie: some other traumatic event led you to think that you were sexually abused as a child?

Suppression: memories that happened/that is true, but you tell yourself to hide them because they are not accepted by the norm. ie: A person that is gay may say that they are actually homophobic to hide it.

It seems like there are repression therapies that can retrieve memories that are subconsciously buried in your mind. I think there are also therapies that can create false memories through repression therapy, correct? Like hypnotising a child saying that someone sexually abused them. What is the relationship between false memory and repression?

Any other words that kind of fall into this category?
 

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These first two are defense mechanisms according to Freud.

Repression: is the lack of recall of an emotionally painful memory. According to Freud, these memories are repressed by the subconscious as a way to "protect" the individual. Repression is a key component of Freud's theory since psychoanalytic therapy attempts to discover repressed emotions, especially from childhood.

Suppression: is pretty much the same as repression, but this is a conscious choice. For example, when you're stressed studying for the MCAT and your mom comes yelling at you. You respond with "I can't deal with this right now" (the suppression) as a way to divert your energy to other things.

False memory, is not a Freud defense mechanism, but rather a memory that you recall of something that did not actually occur. False memories can be caused due to misinformation. For example, false memories are very common in Alzheimer's .

Other Freud defense mechanisms: Repression, Denial, Reaction Formation, Projection, Displacement, Rationalization, Regression, and Sublimation.

Here's a link for defense mechanism: http://www.simplypsychology.org/defense-mechanisms.html
 
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These first two are defense mechanisms according to Freud.

Repression: is the lack of recall of an emotionally painful memory. According to Freud, these memories are repressed by the subconscious as a way to "protect" the individual. Repression is a key component of Freud's theory since psychoanalytic therapy attempts to discover repressed emotions, especially from childhood.

Suppression: is pretty much the same as repression, but this is a conscious choice. For example, when you're stressed studying for the MCAT and your mom comes yelling at you. You respond with "I can't deal with this right now" (the suppression) as a way to divert your energy to other things.

False memory, is not a Freud defense mechanism, but rather a memory that you recall of something that did not actually occur. False memories can be caused due to misinformation. For example, false memories are very common in Alzheimer's .

Other Freud defense mechanisms: Repression, Denial, Reaction Formation, Projection, Displacement, Rationalization, Regression, and Sublimation.

Here's a link for defense mechanism: http://www.simplypsychology.org/defense-mechanisms.html
Thank you, this was helpful.