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... Repressed Memories Alyssa Stephenson PGS 468 Psychology and Law November 11, INTRODUCTION Individuals have thoughts regarding all aspects of life, and typically have control over those thoughts. For example, a person can change his or her mind, think in new ways, formulate new ideas, and shift attention from one thought to the next. It seems as though humans have control over thoughts; however, it is impossible to not think about something. This task is impossible for most because of the seeming permanence of the unwanted thought. Interestingly, people who are motivated to forget can apparently sometimes do so. Many reasons arise as to why a person wishes to forget. For example, an undesirable...