Felony Friday 047 - Mark Pendergrast Reveals Rejected Therapy Technique Used on Sandusky’s Alleged Victims
On this episode, Mark Pendergrast joins Felony Friday host John Odermatt to talk about the repressed memory epidemic. Mark is an investigative journalist and has written several books on a wide range of topics. His book titled For God, Country, and Coca-Cola: The Definitive History of the Great American Soft Drink and the Company That Makes It was named a notable book of the year by the New York Times. Another one of his books Mirror, Mirror: A History Of The Human Love Affair With Reflection, was chosen by Discover Magazine as one of the top science books of the year. He also wrote a controversial book titled, Victims of Memory: Sex Abuse Accusations and Shattered Lives, which will be the main focus of this interview today.
What did we talk about?
- Mark explains why he believes there is a sex abuse hysteria in this country.
- Repressed memory theory originated with Sigmund Freud. Mark shares the history of the controversial practice.
- Was repressed memory therapy used on the victims in the Jerry Sandusky case? Mark shares what one of the victims shared with him.
- Mark shares why he believes repressed memory is a discredited psychological technique.
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