Bessel van der Kolk, MD
Jonathan W. Schooler, PhD
Kathy Pezdek, PhD
John Morton, PhD
Mary P. Koss, PhD
Terence Keane, PhD
Ira Hyman, PhD
Jennifer J. Freyd, PhD
Robyn Fivush, PhD
Catherine Classen, PhD
Chris R. Brewin, PhD
J. Douglas Bremner, MD
Bernice Andrews, PhD
Michael Anderson, PhD

1998 Meeting on

Trauma and Cognitive Science

July 17-19, 1998
Eugene Oregon

Conference at a Glance

image:Trauma and Cognitive Science book cover

image:Trauma and Cognitive Science book coverFreyd, J.J. & DePrince, A.P. (Eds.) (2001). Trauma and Cognitive Science: A Meeting of Minds, Science, and Human Experience. Published as a Special Issue of the Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment, & Trauma and simultaneously as a book published by Haworth Press (subsequently Haworth absorbed by Routledge/ Taylor & Francis).

A volume based on the Meeting on Trauma and Cognitive Science, held July 17-19, 1998, Eugene, Oregon.

Hardback ISBN: 0789013738; Paperback ISBN: 0789013746

Volume can be ordered from:

Conference at a Glance

1998 Meeting on Trauma and Cognitive Science
offered by
Institute of Cognitive and Decision Sciences of the University of Oregon
Department of Psychology of the University of Oregon
Center for the Study of Women in Society of the University of Oregon

Program Committee:
Jennifer J. Freyd, Ph.D., University of Oregon
Chris R. Brewin, Ph.D., University of London

Pre-meeting Goals: The aim of the meeting is to share knowledge and theory relevant to understanding the way in which trauma interacts with information processing. A particular focus will be on how traumatic information is encoded, stored, and later retrieved from memory. Related topics include disturbances of consciousness during and after trauma, the accuracy of memory for trauma, the need for multi-level models of memory, the effects of early trauma on subsequent information processing, and inhibitory processes in memory. This meeting will have a research focus, but we believe it is important to keep in mind the significant ethical, clinical, and societal implications of our work. These will also be the focus of discussion at the meeting.

Continuing Education Certificate of Completion Granted for All Attended Hours for Registered Participants


All presentations on the University of Oregon campus

Friday July 17, evening

6:30 PM





Don M. Tucker:, Ph.D. Welcome from UO Research Community


Bessel van der Kolk, M.D. "Neurobiological Dimensions of Traumatic Memories"


Questions for van der Kolk

Saturday July 18, morning

8:00 AM

Coffee & Registration




Kathy Pezdek, Ph.D. "The Recovered Memory/False Memory Debate"


Ira Hyman, Ph.D. "False Memories of Childhood Experiences"


Jonathan Schooler, Ph.D."Discovered Memories of Abuse: A Cognitive Corroborative Case Study Approach"


Questions for Pezdek, Hyman, Schooler


Lunch Break

Saturday July 18, afternoon

1:00 PM

UO President Frohnmayer gives official institution welcome


Terence Keane , Ph.D. "Post Traumatic Stress & Information Processing"


Jennifer Freyd, Ph.D. & Anne P. DePrince, M.S. "Dissociative Tendencies and Attentional Context: A Cross-Over Interaction for Stroop Interference"


Questions for Keane & Freyd


Coffee Break


J. Douglas Bremner , M.D. " Lasting effects of childhood abuse on memory and the hippocampus"


Chris Brewin , Ph.D. "Recovered Memories Of Trauma: Cognitive Mechanisms"


John Morton , Ph.D. "The Cognitive Basis of Forgetting and Remembering"


Questions for Bremner, Brewin, Morton

Sunday July 19, morning

9:00 AM

Coffee & Registration




Mike Anderson , Ph.D. "Active Forgetting: Evidence for Functional Inhibition as a Source of Memory Failure"


Questions for Anderson


Mary Koss , Ph.D. "Filling the Black Box Between Rape and Health Outcomes with Cognitive Mediators"


Questions for Koss


Lunch Break

Sunday July 19, afternoon

1:00-1:15 PM



Robyn Fivush , Ph.D. "Memories of Childhood in Traumatized Populations"


Catherine Classen, Ph.D. Nigel Field, Ph.D. & David Spiegel, M.D.: "Revictimization and information processing in survivors of child sexual abuse"


Bernice Andrews , Ph.D. "The Process of Memory Recovery and Characteristics of the Memories Among Adults in Therapy."


Questions for Fivush, Classen, Andrews

Presenting Faculty

Michael Anderson, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Oregon. Author of 1995 Psychological Review article "On the status of inhibitory mechanisms in cognition: Memory retrieval as a model case."

Bernice Andrews Ph.D., Senior Lecturer and Co-director of Cognition Emotion and Trauma Group, Department of Psychology, Royal Holloway University of London. Author: "Can a survey of British False Memory Society members reliably inform the recovered memory debate?" Applied Cognitive Psychology, 1997.

J. Douglas Bremner, MD, Assistant Professor of Diagnostic Radiology & Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine, Research Associate Physician, VA Connecticut Healthcare System, Director-Trauma Assessment Unit Yale Psychiatric Institute. Co-editor of Trauma, Memory and Dissociation as well as Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: A Comprehensive Text..

Chris R. Brewin Ph.D. Professor and Co-director of the Cognition, Emotion and Trauma Group, Department of Psychology, Royal Holloway University of London. Clinical psychologist specializing in trauma and memory. First author, 1996 Psychological Review article, "A dual representation theory of post-traumatic stress disorder."

Catherine Classen, Ph.D., Research Associate, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University School of Medicine. Editor: Treating Women Molested in Childhood, Jossey-Bass, 1995.

Robyn Fivush Ph.D. Professor, Department of Psychology, Emory University. Co-editor: Knowing and Remembering in Young Children; The Remembering Self: Accuracy and Construction in the Life Story.

Jennifer J. Freyd, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Oregon. Author: Betrayal Trauma: The Logic of Forgetting Childhood Abuse, Harvard University Press, 1996.

Ira Hyman Ph.D. Associate Professor, Psychology Department, Western Washington University. Co-Author: Guided imagery and the creation of false childhood memories. Journal of Memory and Language, 1996.

Terence M. Keane, Ph.D. is Professor and Vice Chairman of Psychiatry at Boston University School of Medicine, Chief of Psychology at Boston VA Medical Center/Outpatient Clinics, and Director of the National Center for PTSD-Boston. Co-editor: Assessing Psychological Trauma and PTSD. Guilford, 1997

Mary P. Koss, PhD Professor, Public Health, Psychiatry, Family and Community Medicine, and Psychology, Arizona Prevention Center and the Arizona Health Sciences Center, University of Arizona in Tucson. Co-author: Traumatic memories: Empirical foundations, forensic and clinical implications, Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice, 1995.

John Morton, Ph.D., Professor and Director MRC Cognitive Development Unit, London. Chair, British Psychological Society Working Party on Recovered Memory.

Kathy Pezdek, Ph.D., Professor and Associate Chairperson of the Psychology Department, Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, California. Her research for the past two decades has explored factors that relate to the suggestibility of memory. She is currently Editor of the journal, Applied Cognitive Psychology.

Jonathan W. Schooler, PhD, Associate Professor of Psychology, and Research Scientist at the Learning Research and Development Center, University of Pittsburgh. Co-editor Scientific Approaches to Consciousness, Erlbaum, 1997.

Bessel van der Kolk, MD, Professor of Psychiatry, Boston University School of medicine, Visiting professor of Education, Harvard University, Chief, HRI Trauma Center. Co-editor: Traumatic stress: The effects of overwhelming experience on mind, body, and society. Guilford Press, 1996.


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