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APS Convention Program Brings Science to the Courtroom

A cross-cutting theme program at the 2015 APS Annual Convention will explore how psychological scientists can help improve our legal and criminal systems. ... More>

Remembering a Crime That You Didn’t Commit

It’s Crazy How Easy It Is to Make People Falsely Remember Committing a Crime

People Can Be Convinced They Committed a Crime That Never Happened

Researchers show that innocent adults can be convinced, over the course of a few hours, they had perpetrated crimes as serious as assault with a weapon in their teenage years. ... More>

Minimizing Belief in Free Will May Lessen Support for Criminal Punishment

Exposure to information that diminishes will, including brain-based accounts of behavior, seems to decrease people’s support for retributive punishment. ... More>