This article examines the psychological basis for repression and recovery of traumatic memories, presents the results of research on potential sources of error in delayed or recovered memories, and offers possible reasons (primarily related to clinical practice and collective behavior) for the rising incidence of false accusations of sexual abuse.
Immelman, A. (1994, September). Recovered memory of childhood sexual abuse. Collegeville and St. Joseph, MN: St. John’s University and the College of St. Benedict. Retrieved from Digital Commons website: http://digitalcommons.csbsju.edu/psychology_pubs/114/