The Effect of Traumatic Exposure on the Quality of Memory

The purpose of this paper is to examine the effect of traumatic exposure on the quality of memory. It was expected that the majority of the research would focus on crime victim reports, but the research revealed much more. Memory can be the root of the issue of therapy. The quality of memory can be affected by medication. The environment presents a multitude of stimuli that can impact a trauma survivor‘s memory. The research reveals that traumatic memory is reliable. Client reports are consistent and it is believed that the central details serve as landmarks to help a person to recount the memory. Memory can be corrupted after the occurrence of trauma and therefore an immediate report will elicit the most accurate report.

Author: 
Melanie Dente
Year Completed: 
2010
Number of Pages: 
62
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