|Joseph deRivera, Ph.D|
|Research: works on imagination and reality|
de Rivera, J. H. (1976). Field theory as human-science: Contributions by Lewin's Berlin
group (553 pp.) New York: Gardner Press.
Chapters in this book distinguish between the level of reality and the level of fantasy, distinguish play from fantasy, and investigate when fantasy solutions can substitute for real ones.
de Rivera, J. H. (1996). Emotional dynamics underlying some cases of False Memory Syndrome. Proceedings of the IXth Conference of the International Society for Research on Emotions.
Argues that some cases of false memory are established by a "brain-washing' or "mind control" procedure that can be related to the emotional dynamics established T. Dembo, whose study is presented above in Field theory as human science.
de Rivera, J. H. (1997). The construction of false memory syndrome (Target article). Psychological Inquiry, 8, 271-292.
Uses four case studies to show that three different processes appear to be involved in the creation of imaginary identities.
de Rivera, J. H. (1997). Understanding false memory syndrome. Psychological Inquiry, 8, 330-341.
Responds to critics of the interviewing method of conceptual encounter used to create the above case studies.
de Rivera, J. H. (1997). Estimating the number of false memory syndrome cases. American Psychologist, 52, 996-997.
J.M Fernandez Dols & Joseph de Rivera (1997), El síndrome de false recuerdo: Los venenos de la memoria (pp. 107-119). In J.M. Ruiz-Vargas (Ed.). Claves de la memoria. Madrid: Trotta.
de Rivera, J. H. (1998). Some emotional dynamics underlying the genesis of false memory syndrome (pp. 417-426). In W.F. Flack and J.D. Laird (Eds.). Emotions in Psychopathology: Theory and Research. New York: Oxford University Press.
This is similar to the 1996 article above.
de Rivera, J.H. (July, 1998). Relinquishing believed-in imaginings (pp. 169-188). In de Rivera, J.H. & Sarbin, T.R., (Eds.). Believed-in imaginings: The narrative construction of reality. Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Associations Press.
Presents survey data showing that the three different processes articulated in the 1997 target article are endorsed by different persons who have relinquished imaginary identities.
de Rivera, J.H. (July, 1998). Evaluating believed-in imaginings (pp. 309-324). In de Rivera, J.H. & Sarbin, T.R., (Eds.). Believed-in imaginings: The narrative construction of reality. Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Associations Press. .PDF
Feigon, E.A. and deRivera, J.H. (1998). "Recovered-memory " therapy: profession at a turning point. Comprehensive Psychiatry, 39, 338-344.
Records shifts in the beliefs of psychiatrists as they cope with cases of sexual abuse.
de Rivera, J.H. (1998) Are some realities realer? Journal of Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology, 18, 151-162.
de Rivera, J.H. Sound advice in muddied water, (2000) Contemporary Psychology, 45, 212-215.
Critiques trauma theory's failure to recognize the role of suggestibility.
de Rivera, J.H. (2000) Understanding persons who repudiate memories recovered in therapy, Professional Psychology: Research and Practice.
A different analysis, but with similar conclusions, of the survey data presented in 1998.