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Memories aren’t set in stone like we all believe and can be repressed, suppressed and even falsified. Imagination, dreams and past memory feel similar to the mind.
Memory repression, false memories, and amplified memories (vividly repeating a traumatic experience) can be a result of trauma, leading to Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.
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The visible aspects of our mind consist of the thoughts, feelings and memories that we are aware of, and are in the conscious mind. The impulses, desires, memories and thoughts below the surface, are out of sight and reside in the unconscious mind.
Repression was a crucial finding...
Our Personality, according to Sigmund Freud, has three components:
Suppression (often confused with repression) is a type of defence mechanism, where a person consciously tries to forget or not think of certain unwanted impulses or thoughts.
With repression, this activity happens automatically without any conscious effort or intention.
The ego strives to balance the two aspects of our personality, the hidden desires and the idealistic conscience.
The repressed desires and impulses can simmer inside and come out in the form of dysfunctional behaviour and phobias.
Repressed feelings can also pop up in our dreams, and the specific events that happen in the dream world. Analysing dreams, a speciality of Sigmund Freud, results in a lot of hidden impulses being revealed.
One can also find repressed content in fears, slips of the tongue and feelings tow...
Repression in psychological terms is a defence mechanism that involves keeping our feelings, thoughts and urges out of our conscious awareness. Our unacceptable desires are kept away from our consciousness so that we are less anxious.
It is a process by which painful and d...
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We all can form complex false memories in us, and it can even impact our decision making and future behavior. Planting false memories in a person can be used to tackle certain disorders like obesity and alcoholism.
Memory researchers have concluded that it is possible ...
Repression has been a controversial topic in recent times:
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