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Inside the Psychologist’s Studio: Beth Loftus

Elizabeth Loftus, Past President of APS, is an internationally recognized expert in the study of human memory, particularly the malleability of memories. Her extensive research shows that memory is highly […]... More>

Where Is the Accurate Memory? The Eyes Have It

The witness points out the criminal in a police lineup. She swears she’d remember that face forever. Then DNA evidence shows she’s got the wrong guy. It happens so frequently that many courts are looking with extreme skepticism at eyewitness testimony.... More>

The Certainty of Memory Has Its Day in Court

Troy Davis Execution Fuels Eyewitness ID Debate

Eyewitness Testimony Can Be Tragically Mistaken