Elizabeth F. Loftus is an American psychologist and expert on human memory.
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Eyewitness Testimony (1979)
Harvard University Press, 1966
- In real life, as well as in experiments, people can come to believe things that never really happened.
- p. 62
- The results were clear: the new environment inhibited recognition.
- p. 90
- To be cautious, one should not take high confidence as any absolute guarantee of anything.
- p. 101
- The problem is clear: the unreliability of eyewitness identification evidence poses one of the most serious problems in the administration of criminal justice and civil litigation.
- p. 179