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People who expect to enter psychotherapy are prone to believing that they have forgotten memories of childhood trauma and abuse.
We asked 1004 undergraduates to estimate both the probability that they would enter therapy and the probability that they experienced but could not remember incidents of potentially life-threatening childhood traumas or ...
Memory in posttraumatic stress disorder: properties of voluntary and involuntary, traumatic and nontraumatic autobiographical memories in people with and without posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms.
(J Exp Psychol Gen, 2008-11)
One hundred fifteen undergraduates rated 15 word-cued memories and their 3 most negatively stressful, 3 most positive, and 7 most important events and completed tests of personality and depression. Eighty-nine also recorded ...
Narrative centrality and negative affectivity: independent and interactive contributors to stress reactions.
(J Exp Psychol Gen, 2014-06)
Reactions to stressful negative events have long been studied using approaches based on either the narrative interpretation of the event or the traits of the individual. Here, we integrate these 2 approaches by ...