Dissociation : Vol. 4, No. 1, p. 046-054 : Fantasy proneness, amnesia, and the UFO abduction phenomenon

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Title: Dissociation : Vol. 4, No. 1, p. 046-054 : Fantasy proneness, amnesia, and the UFO abduction phenomenon
Author: Powers, Susan Marie
Abstract: Fantasy proneness has been viewed as an adaptive response to stress; however, the specific relationship between amnesia and fantasy proneness has not been ferreted out as a research focus. This essay examines the ways in which amnesia appears to play a functional role in fantasy proneness and post-traumatic stress disorder. Furthermore, this essay postulates that persons who report that they have been abducted by extraterrestrials and sexually abused during these abductions may he fantasy-prone individuals who have used systematized amnesia to create a mask memory for repeated instances of violent sexual abuse in early childhood.
Description: p. 046-054
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1794/1759
Date: 1991-03


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