APS Award Address
Childhood Trauma and Memory
Friday, May 25, 2012,
4:00 PM - 4:50 PM
The topic of child abuse, especially child sexual abuse, incites great emotion. So, too, does the problem of false accusations. Yet as scientists we have an obligation to tackle both issues —- despite the complexities involved -- with objectivity, compassion, and a sense of social responsibility. In this talk, I describe some of the latest scientific findings on such areas of study as trauma and memory, false memory, child forensic interviewing, and adults’ abilities to ascertain the truth when children testify.
Gail Goodman is a recipient of a 2012 Association for Psychological Science (APS) James McKeen Cattell Fellow Award.