Peer-reviewed prospective studies and clinical studies continue to document the phenomenon of recovered memory. Moreover, cognitive psychologists have combined experimental data with these other sources to develop better ways of understanding this phenomenon.
Websites Maintained by Doctoral-Level Professionals
Professor Jennifer J. Freyd, Ph.D. Author of Betrayal Trauma: The Logic of Forgetting Childhood Abuse (Harvard University Press, 1996), provides links to research on betrayal trauma and several relevant commentaries.
Kenneth S. Pope, Ph.D. Co-author of Recovered Memories of Abuse: Assessment, Therapy, Forensics (American Psychological Association, 1996), maintains an extensive Web site with a specific section on Memory & Abuse.
Jim Hopper, Ph.D. Maintains an extensive Web site of scientific research and scholarly information about recovered memories of sexual abuse.
David Baldwin, Ph.D. Maintains a vast site: the Trauma Information Pages.
Bessel van der Kolk, M.D. Founder and Medical Director of the Trauma Center at Justice Research Institute. This site is a list of publications by van der Kolk and others affiliated with the Institute.
We have also compiled a bibliography of studies and articles supporting the phenomenon of recovered memory, organized below by topic. Some entries are listed multiple times, under different topics; for a list of all the cases, please download the alphabetized bibliography.
- “Traumatic memory”: memory disturbances and dissociative amnesia (69 entries)
- Memory disturbances and dissociative amnesia in survivors of childhood abuse (35 entries)
- Memory disturbances and dissociative amnesia in Holocaust survivors (22 entries)
- Memory disturbances and dissociative amnesia in war veterans (3 entries)
- The recovered memory debate/”false memory” theory (9 entries)
- Neurobiology of traumatic memory (3 entries)