Join us for the eighth annual Allen L. Edwards Psychology Lecture Series: The Science of Psychology in the Real World. This popular series brings notable psychologists to the University of Washington to co-present with faculty from the UW Department of Psychology. Together they will examine the real-world impacts of research in the fields of nature, adolescence, and the legal system.
This free, public series is made possible by a generous bequest from Professor Allen L. Edwards.
Lectures will take place at 7 p.m. Feb. 27 and March 6, 2013 in Kane 130 at UW Seattle.
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Human Memory and the Law
Geoffrey Loftus, Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Washington
Elizabeth Loftus, Distinguished Professor of Social Ecology, Professor of Law, and of Cognitive Science, University of California, Irvine
What kind of roles do human perception, attention, and memory play in the courtroom? Geoffrey Loftus and Elizabeth Loftus will discuss specific homicide cases in which human cognition played an important part in determining a verdict. They will discuss psychologists who provide testimony in court, and how those expert opinions impact jurors.