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Title Hurting Memories and Beneficial Forgetting
Published [Place of publication not identified] : Elsevier Science, 2013
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Summary Memories are indispensable for individuals as well as social groups. Forgetting not only means loss of functioning but also loss of identity. Memories can also be hurting and cause problems, as research on posttraumatic stress disorders (PTSD) has shown. This is true for individuals as well as social groups and even societies. Memories and especially negative memories can escape the control of the individual. Many political conflicts can only be understood when taking history and memories into account. In this volume a comprehensive scientific overview is given on the development of "hurting memories" in individuals and societies. Consequences are described, i.e. from mental disorders in individuals, like PTSD or other neurotic disorders, to societal tensions and conflicts, from South Africa to Northern Europe. Additionally, "beneficial forgetting" is discussed, from treatments of individuals to reconciliation between social groups. The contrasting of "hurting memories and beneficial forgetting" can help to understand, that memories can have positive and negative results and that it is difficult to decide when to support memories and when forgetting. Bringing individual and societal memories in coincetion - the benefit is a new perspective on the interactrion between individuals and society Pointing to possible negative consequences of memory - the benefit is a new perspective of an important but under recognized scientific and clinical problem Presenting modes of treatment and reconciliation for individuals and social groups - an overview which can't be found elsewhere
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Genre/Form Clinical Psychology; Cognitive Psychology
Form Electronic book
Author TBX, distributor
TotalBoox, distributor
ISBN 0123984041
9780123984043 (electronic bk.)