SCREEN MEMORY

In psychoanalysis, the memory of an unacceptable but tolerable experience that unconsciously serves the purpose of concealing the memory of an associated experience that is more significant but emotionally more difficult to recall. Also known as: cover memory; replacement memory.

SCREEN MEMORY: "The screen memory of her childhood masked a much more painful secret."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "SCREEN MEMORY," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 28, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/screen-memory/ (accessed December 6, 2019).
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