Social incoherence and the narrative construction of memory

Judith Pintar, Steven Jay Lynn

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By shifting the focus of analysis from forgetting and remembering to interpreting and making-meaning, Erdelyi allows theoretical consideration of repression to move beyond the heuristic assumption that personal memory is necessarily private memory. In this commentary, repression is considered to be a collective process in which memories are shaped by the need for coherence between individual and social narratives.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages1
JournalBehavioral and Brain Sciences
Issue number5
StatePublished - Dec 1 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
  • Physiology
  • Behavioral Neuroscience


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