Social incoherence and the narrative construction of memory

Judith Pintar, Steven Jay Lynn

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Abstract

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
Volume29
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
  • Physiology
  • Behavioral Neuroscience

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