Autobiographical memory as a new subject of research in forensic psychiatry (in the sample of patients with schizophrenia who committed socially dangerous acts)

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Abstract

The article analyzes the relationship parameters of autobiographical memory with features of consciousness of the person with schizophrenia. The results of a comparative study of males with schizophrenia who have criminal histories and mental health normosoobraznym behavior conducted to determine the effect of self-awareness and personal identity in health and mental disorders in the particular AP. The survey was conducted using a battery of techniques: the questionnaire "The functions of autobiographical memory" containing scale tests "Life Line» («life-line») and "The metaphor of the past," the self-questionnaire (CCA). Revealed that the degree of fullness and adequacy of autobiographical material depends on the depth of personality defect schizophrenic. Resulting in the transformation of autobiographical memories by date, often uncritical assessment of his personality. The obtained data on the effect of self-awareness on the autobiographical memory will clarify the idea of one of its products, which is significant for assessing the risk of non-adaptive behavior of patients in stressful situations.

General Information

Keywords: autobiographical memory, self-consciousness, patients with schizophrenia.

Journal rubric: Forensic and Clinical Psychology in Legal Context

Article type: scientific article

For citation: Bulygina V.G., Dubinsky A.A., Alfarnes S. Autobiographical memory as a new subject of research in forensic psychiatry (in the sample of patients with schizophrenia who committed socially dangerous acts) [Elektronnyi resurs]. Psikhologiya i pravo = Psychology and Law, 2014. Vol. 4, no. 4, pp. 1–13. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)

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Information About the Authors

Vera G. Bulygina, Doctor of Psychology, Professor, Head of Laboratory of Psychohygiene and Psychoprophylaxis, V.P. Serbsky National Medical Research Center of Psychiatry and Narcology of the Ministry of Health of Russian Federation, Professor, Department of Clinical and Forensic Psychology, Faculty of Legal Psychology, Moscow State University of Psychology & Education, Moscow, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5584-1251, e-mail: ver210@yandex.ru

Alexander A. Dubinsky, PhD in Psychology, Senior Researcher, Laboratory of Psychohygiene and Psychoprophylaxis, V.P. Serbsky National Medical Research Center of Psychiatry and Narcology of the Ministry of Health of Russian Federation, Moscow, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6091-3299, e-mail: aleksandr-dubinskij@yandex.ru

Svein Alfarnes, clinical psychologist, Akershus universitetssykehus HF, Oslo, Norway, e-mail: svein.atle.alfarnes@ahus.no

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