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Schlesinger, H.J. (1970). The Place of Forgetting in Memory Functioning. J. Amer. Psychoanal. Assn., 18:358-371.

(1970). Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association, 18:358-371

The Place of Forgetting in Memory Functioning

Herbert J. Schlesinger, Ph.D.


Rather than the enemy of memory, repression can be viewed as a special form of memory, while forgetting, rather than the apparent opposite of memory, is a necessary result of the reorganizing of the working memory in the service of adaptation.

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