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Autobiographical memory specificity in child sexual abuse victims

Overview of attention for article published in Development & Psychopathology, April 2013
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Autobiographical memory specificity in child sexual abuse victims
Published in
Development & Psychopathology, April 2013
DOI 10.1017/s0954579412001083
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Christin M. Ogle, Stephanie D. Block, Latonya S. Harris, Gail S. Goodman, Annarheen Pineda, Susan Timmer, Anthony Urquiza, Karen J. Saywitz


The present study examined the specificity of autobiographical memory in adolescents and adults with versus without child sexual abuse (CSA) histories. Eighty-five participants, approximately half of whom per age group had experienced CSA, were tested on the autobiographical memory interview. Individual difference measures, including those for trauma-related psychopathology, were also administered. Findings revealed developmental differences in the relation between autobiographical memory specificity and CSA. Even with depression statistically controlled, reduced memory specificity in CSA victims relative to controls was observed among adolescents but not among adults. A higher number of posttraumatic stress disorder criteria met predicted more specific childhood memories in participants who reported CSA as their most traumatic life event. These findings contribute to the scientific understanding of childhood trauma and autobiographical memory functioning and underscore the importance of considering the role of age and degree of traumatization within the study of autobiographical memory.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
France 1 1%
United Kingdom 1 1%
New Zealand 1 1%
Mexico 1 1%
Spain 1 1%
United States 1 1%
Unknown 81 93%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 18 21%
Student > Ph. D. Student 11 13%
Researcher 11 13%
Student > Bachelor 10 11%
Student > Doctoral Student 9 10%
Other 15 17%
Unknown 13 15%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 54 62%
Social Sciences 4 5%
Nursing and Health Professions 4 5%
Medicine and Dentistry 3 3%
Neuroscience 2 2%
Other 4 5%
Unknown 16 18%

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