Implicit Memory, Interpersonality Amnesia, and Dissociative Identity Disorder
Dissociative identity disorder (DID) involves the presence of two or more distinct personality states or identities that recurrently take control of an individual’s behavior (see DSM-IV; American Psychiatric Association, 1994). From one DID patient to the next, these identities can vary tremendously in number, complexity, and frequency of emergence, as well as in such fundamental features as age, gender, handedness, and emotional complexion. In general, however, they can be construed as “highly discrete states of consciousness organized around a prevailing affect, sense of self (including body image), with a limited repertoire of behaviors and a set of state dependent memories” (Putnam, 1989, p.103).
KeywordsImplicit Memory Repetition Priming Personality State Implicit Test Conscious Recollection
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