Remembering, forgetting, and the effects of trauma on memory: A developmental psychopathology perspective

Sheree L. Toth, Dante Cicchetti

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A developmental psychopathology framework, with its emphasis on an interdisciplinary perspective, the interplay between work conducted with normal and atypical populations, and its focus on investigating functioning in multiple domains of development concurrently, possesses significant potential for advancing work on memory and trauma. A brief historical overview of memory and trauma is provided. Significant issues are highlighted that must be confronted in order to advance the understanding of the effects of trauma on memory and the utility of a developmental psychopathology perspective for informing research efforts is examined. The implications of a developmental psychopathology perspective for guiding research, clinical, and social policy initiatives of relevance to trauma and memory are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)589-605
Number of pages17
JournalDevelopment and psychopathology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jan 1 1998
Externally publishedYes


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