Memory Debate (Worth 30 points)
The purpose of this discussion is to ponder the dynamics of repressed memories and their potential accuracy and/or inaccuracy.
Learning Objectives 3b and 5c
Can traumatic memories be repressed, then recovered?
*Please note:* This discussion forum is “post first.” In other words, you will not see the posts of your classmates until after you post. When you post, your classmates’ posts will be revealed so you can read them and compose your reply.
Step 1: Read the following scenario based on the case of Eileen Franklin-Lipsker.
Step 2: Watch Elizabeth Loftus explain her research: The Fiction of Memory.
Step 3: Next, review the following seminal article by Elizabeth Loftus: Creating False Memories.
Step 4: Integrating at least *three* relevant terms from the assigned readings, post your position with an explanation on the following:
Explain why, why not, or why you are unsure that memories that have been repressed and then recovered should be allowed in court to prosecute the alleged abuser.
Step 5: Reply to at least *one* of your classmates’ postings that either agrees or disagrees with your opinion. Integrate relevant content from the assigned readings into your reply.
Step 6: Review the grading rubric, which explains the expectations for your post and reply.