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What is "reality"? As part of normal comprehension, people construct a model of the situation, drawing on general world knowledge about objects in the environment, people's intentions and actions, etc. In doing so, they run the risk of importing new information. ... More>
That’s the conclusion of Joel Stein in this recent Time article. “I've always been proud that my columns are 100% accurate, which isn't all that hard since I write only about me. But,” says Stein, ‘it turns out that I'm an awful source.” ... More>
APS Past-President Elizabeth Loftus is the highest-ranking female in the list of top 100 psychologists. She's gained world-wide renown for her experiments showing that memory, far from being an accurate record, is influenced by subsequent exposure to information and events and is re-constituted according to the biases these create. ... More>