Monday, November 30, 2020

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Kavanaugh Carnival: Ford’s Paper on “Creating Artificial Memories”

by Mish Shedlock, The Maven:

The carnival continues with interesting twists such as Ford’s paper about using self-hypnosis to create memories.

Christine Blasey Ford, a California woman who has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of attempted rape in the 1980’s, co-authored an academic study that cited the use of hypnosis as a tool to retrieve memories in traumatized patients. The academic paper, entitled “Meditation With Yoga, Group Therapy With Hypnosis, and Psychoeducation for Long-Term Depressed Mood: A Randomized Pilot Trial,” described the results of a study the tested the efficacy of certain treatments on 46 depressed individuals. The study was published by the Journal of Clinical Psychology in May 2008.