Repression and Recovered Memories

Anne-Sofie Lemb, Astrid Rantorp, Doris Mensa, Heidi Bøeg, Jan Borg, Martin W. Larsen, Sidsel Vitger & Sisse Hansen

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


The project is about repression and the consequences recovered memories have on therapists, victims and the judicial system if it is not treated carefully. In order to narrow the field we have chosen to only work with sexual abuse. Repression divides researchers since there is no evidence on whether or not it exists. The two perspectives are represented by Sigmund Freud and Elizabeth Loftus. Freud is an advocate for the existence of repression whereas Loftus is a sceptic who points out the malleability of recovered memories. In order to relate it to the reality we included three cases that deal with repression and sexual abuse. This is not meant as proof confirming that repression exists, however they show the individuality and differences that signifies this field.

UddannelserBasis - International Humanistisk Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Basis
Udgivelsesdato1 jun. 2006


  • Memory
  • Repression