Repressed Memories From World War II: Nothing to Forget. Examining Karon and Widener's (1997) Claim to Have Discovered Evidence for Repression

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According to B. P. Karon and A. J. Widener (1997), who recently published an article in Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, it is astounding that so many authoritative statements by contemporary psychologists and psychiatrists refer to repression and repressed memories as myths. The present contribution examines and critiques the evidence for this assertion. The author concludes that Karon and Widener insufficiently support their claim, that a considerable amount of evidence stands against it, and that no reliable or valid demonstration of repression exists.

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