Boycotting Dissociation


A boycott is a collective action by a group of people who refuse to interact with another group of people or organisation in order to acheive a specific purpose, which is often political. One way of boycotting is to pretend that the other organisation does not exist.
The false memory movement deals with the subject of dissociation by boycotting it. It does not mention that dissociative disorders exist in the Diagnostic and Statistics Manual of Mental Disorders.  It does not mention that the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation exists, nor the European Society for the study of Trauma and Dissociation.
If they do mention the existance of dissociation, then they use the words multiple personality and cite that this is an idea that became popular because of a film. Or they mention the word repression instead. Despite the fact that repression and dissociation are two very different concepts.
This boycott shows no sign of abating in the UK. A couple of weeks ago I wrote about an article in the New Scientist that quoted a psychologist with deliberate ambiguity. This week an article in the Conversation mentioned repression when writing about false memories but failed to mention dissociation.