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dc.contributor.authorMcNally, Richard J.
dc.date.accessioned2012-06-11T19:51:25Z
dc.date.issued2012
dc.identifier.citationMcNally, Richard J. 2012. Explaining "memories" of space alien abduction and past lives: An experimental psychopathology approach. Journal of Experimental Psychopathology 3(1): 2-16.en_US
dc.identifier.issn2043-8087en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:8862147
dc.description.abstractIn this article, I describe how my colleagues, students, and I have used the methods of experimental psychopathology to explain why seemingly sincere, nonpsychotic people claim to have memories of being abducted by space aliens or memories from past lives. Our group has used experimental methods from cognitive psychology and psychophysiology, supplementing them with clinical interviews and psychometric tests, to elucidate the psychology of these two groups. Our data point to quasi-spiritual motivations for why some people embrace the identity of alien abductee or past lifer.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipPsychologyen_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherTextrumen_US
dc.relation.isversionofdoi:10.5127/jep.017811en_US
dash.licenseOAP
dc.subjectfalse memoryen_US
dc.subjectDRM paradigmen_US
dc.subjectalien abductionen_US
dc.subjectpast livesen_US
dc.titleExplaining "Memories" of Space Alien Abduction and Past Lives: An Experimental Psychopathology Approachen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
dc.description.versionAuthor's Originalen_US
dc.relation.journalJournal of Experimental Psychopathologyen_US
dash.depositing.authorMcNally, Richard J.
dc.date.available2012-06-11T19:51:25Z
dc.identifier.doi10.5127/jep.017811*
dash.contributor.affiliatedMcNally, Richard


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