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The mnemic neglect model: Experimental demonstrations of inhibitory repression in normal adults

  • Constantine Sedikides (a1) and Jeffrey D. Green (a2)


Normal adults recall poorly social feedback that refers to them, is negative, and pertains to core self-aspects. This phenomenon, dubbed the mnemic neglect effect, is equivalent to inhibitory repression. It is instigated under conditions of high self-threat, it implicates not-thinking during encoding, and it involves memories that are recoverable with such techniques as recognition accuracy.


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