Let's Be Skeptical About Reconsolidation and Emotional Arousal in Therapy
Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 38, 2015
1 Pages Posted: 22 Oct 2015
Date Written: October 20, 2015
Lane et al. imply hypotheses that are questionable: that emotional arousal is a cause of positive change and reconsolidation research can be applied to therapy to alter memory. Given the history of problematic attempts to incorporate memory distortion or high emotional arousal into therapeutic techniques, both of which heralded premature optimism and hubris, I urge open-minded skepticism.
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