One of the most influential psychologists in the area of memory and eye witness testimony is Dr. Elizabeth Loftus, who has spent decades as a research psychologist and memory expert in legal cases. Go to the following website. Read the article and view the video based on her work. Note the controversy surrounding “false memory syndrome”.
After reading * Speaking of Psychology: How memory can be manipulated?* and watching the included video, Answer the following.
Discuss the fallibility of memory and the controversy surrounding repressed memories. Think about the limitations of human memory involving eyewitness testimony in court. What kind of implications do particular limitations of human memory have on the use of eyewitness testimony in criminal and civil court cases?