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The Best of The Nation: Selections from the Independent Magazine of Politics and Culture
Navasky, Victor; Heavel, Katrina Vanden
An anthology of articles from The Nation.
Making Monsters: False Memories, Psychotherapy, and Sexual Hysteria
Ofshe, Richard; Watters, Ethan
An exposee of the damage and falsity of recovered-memory therapy.
Myth of a Repressed Memory: False Memories and Allegations of Sexual Abuse
Loftus, Elizabeth; Keecham, Katherine
An expose of the damage and falsity of recovered-memory therapy. Good experimental evidence shows that false memories can easily be implanted.
Oscar Hangover Special: Why "Spotlight" Is a Terrible Film
I am astonished (though I suppose I shouldn't be) that, across the past few months, ever since Spotlight hit theatres, otherwise serious left-of-centre people have peppered their party conversation wi...
Like the witch-hunt trials of old, people today are being accused and even imprisoned on 'evidence' provided by memories from dreams and flashbacks -- memories that didn't exist before therapy.
Satan's Silence: Ritual Abuse and the Making of a Modern American Witch Hunt
Nathan, Debbie; Snedeker, Mike
About the wave of hysteria over alleged satanic abuse of children which hit the United States in the 1990s.
Skeptical Inquirer: The Magazine for Science and Reason - Periodical profile
Serial Publication (Periodical)
Encourages the critical investigation of paranormal and fringe-science claims from a responsible, scientific point of view and disseminates factual information about the results of such inquiries to t...
Conspiracy Theories and Paranoia: Note from a Mind-Control Conference
The debate over "recovered" and "false" memories continues to be one of the most contentious issues in the field of psychology today. The debate is extremely polarized with very little amicable commun...
Exploring Mind, Memory, and the Psychology of Belief
Part II: Perception, Memory and the Courtroom
Genoni, Tom Jr.
So-called simple perceptions are anything but simple, and what we see is not always the true nature of reality. Perception is a creative act that involves not only the purely sensory apparatus of the ...
The High Cost of Skepticism
What happened to two scientists who believed that tenure and First Amendment would protect their rights to free inquiry
Here’s what happened to two scientists who believed that tenure and the First Amendment would protect their rights to free inquiry.
Recovered Memories Cross the Oceans
The American practice of "recovering memories" of all manner of unspeakable abuse has leaped the Atlantic, and the Pacific as well.
From the Connexions Archives
Elizabeth F. Loftus
Web site of Elizabeth Loftus, memory researcher and psychologist.
The Skeptic's Dictionary
A Collection of Strange Beliefs, Amusing Deceptions, and Dangerous Delusions.