An Interview with Elizabeth Loftus

Inside the Psychologist's Studio: An Interview with Elizabeth Loftus sponsored by APS and SAGE
An Interview with Elizabeth Loftus
9:00 AM  l April 15, 2011 l Radisson Hotel, Salt Lake City, Utah

Here is one more reason to register for the Rocky Mountain Psychological Association 2011 Convention taking place in your neighborhood April 14-16, 2011. Come be part of a live studio audience for what promises to be a fascinating exploration of the professional and personal experiences of renowned psychological scientist Elizabeth Loftus. The program is being filmed under special arrangement with the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning Palfreman Film Group.

Loftus is an internationally recognized expert in the study of human memory, particularly the malleability of memories. Her extensive research shows that memory is highly susceptible to distortion and manipulation, and that people can vividly recall events that never happened. Her research on false memory, the reliability of eyewitness reports, and memories “recovered” through therapy has affected how law enforcement, courts, and psychologists consider eyewitness testimony. Loftus is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and the Royal Society of Edinburgh, and has received the highest scientific honors for her work.

Loftus will be interviewed by noted social psychologist, writer, and longtime friend Carol Tavris, author of several books including, with Elliot Aronson, Mistakes Were Made (But Not by Me): Why We Justify Foolish Beliefs, Bad Decisions, and Hurtful Acts.

This program will be available on the APS website
for classroom and other nonprofit educational use at no charge. (Yes, you could be a film star if you are there!) The event is part of an ongoing APS initiative to interview major figures in psychology. Videos currently available include Elliot Aronson, Linda Bartoshuk, and Janet Taylor Spence.

Photo of Beth Loftus

Elizabeth Loftus

Photo of Carol Tavris

Carol Tavris