Self-Reported Memory for Abuse Depends Upon Victim-Perpetrator Relationship

Jennifer J. Freyd, Anne P. Deprince, Eileen L. Zurbriggen
2001 Journal of Trauma & Dissociation  
We pres ent pre lim i nary re sults from the Be trayal Trauma In ven tory (BTI) test ing pre dic tions from be trayal trauma the ory (Freyd, 1994 (Freyd, , 1996 about the re la tion ship be tween am ne sia and betrayal by a care giver. The BTI as sesses trauma his tory us ing behaviorally de fined events in the do mains of sex ual, phys i cal, and emo tional childhood abuse, as well as other life time trau matic events. When par tic i pants en dorse an abuse ex pe ri ence, fol low-up ques tions
more » ... as sess a va ri ety of factors in clud ing mem ory im pair ment and per pe tra tor re la tion ship. Pre lim inary re sults sup port our pre dic tion that abuse per pe trated by a care giver is re lated to less per sis tent mem o ries of abuse. This re la tion ship is sig nif -
doi:10.1300/j229v02n03_02 fatcat:shiyau6ucffrnaxcm67ui7wyge