Essays Tagged: "Loftus"


ugh , that it is involvement of chemical changes in the brain which changes the physical structure (Loftus p. 392). It has been found after many research , that new memory is stored in a section of th ... d after many research , that new memory is stored in a section of the brain called the hippocampus (Loftus p. 392). Memory is acquired by a series of solidifying events , but more research is still ne ...

(4 pages) 284 1 4.9 Feb/1997

Subjects: Science Essays > Mental Health

Loftus and palmer.

hen asked specific questions about the accidents they witnessed. However the critical question that Loftus and Palmer used for their experiment was,'About how fast were the cars going when they ***** ... broken glass in the film.Discussion/Evaluation:There are quite a few reasons for the findings that Loftus and Palmer had collected. The results could be due to a misrepresentation in the memory of th ...

(5 pages) 33 2 1.7 Oct/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Repressed Memories, False Memories

rlow and Durand, 2005).The implantation of false memories has been provided by several experiments, Loftus, et al's (1993) 'Lost in the mall" study of 'Chris' who was told (by his brother) that he was ... rother lied, Chris was never lost but he "remember rich and abundant details about his experience" (Loftus, et al. 1997) that never existed.Pezdek tried to plant "a memory for receiving a rectal enema ...

(9 pages) 121 0 5.0 Mar/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Judges and jurists have great faith in the accuracy of eyewitness testimony. Psychologists, however, would have us believe eyewitnesses have little to offer the Criminal Justice System. Discuss.

solely based on eyewitness evidence (Goldstein, Chance & Schneller, 1989). A study conducted by Loftus (1974) found an alarming 54% swing from a non-guilty verdict, to that of guilty within the sa ... the eyewitness (Brigham & Malpass, 1985); the fear/anxiety caused by the presence of a weapon (Loftus, Loftus & Messo, 1987); and the impact of having previously seen someone's face in a diff ...

(10 pages) 110 4 4.8 Apr/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Huck A Model Character?

n killed, just like Huck planned. Another time Huck used his skills, was when he found out that Mr. Loftus was searching for a runaway slave and gathered that it was Jim. Mr. Loftus overheard another ... it was Jim. Mr. Loftus overheard another man who said he saw smoke coming from the island, and Mr. Loftus realized that if a person were to run away, that the island would be a good place to hide bec ...

(10 pages) 993 0 0.0 Sep/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

In General Terms How Can You Improve The Interviewing Of Eyewitnesses?

tt said that memories are reconstructions in accordance with a schema and that they are not videos. Loftus also made similar findings to this; he said that the memory is influenced by the questions as ... reconstruct the incident in a "Crimewatch" style to see if this sets off any memory triggers.Loftus and Collins (1975) also came up with a model that maybe applied to interviewing techniques. T ...

(3 pages) 29 0 3.0 Jan/2002

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

False Memories

Can someone remember something that never happened to them? Elizabeth E. Loftus?s article, Creating False Memories, in the September 1997 issue of Scientific American, prove ... members know they didn?t do it.I believe this article to be mostly accurate, even though Elizabeth Loftus seems to be biased on the side that doesn?t believe that repressed memories are common occurr ... I think we all need to be more aware of false memories and try to avoid them ourselves.Bibliography Loftus, Elizabeth. ?Creating False Memories.? Scientific American. September 1997: 30-35.

(3 pages) 34 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Faulty Eyewitness Testimony

hootings, police announced they were looking for a white male in his twenties, driving a white Van. Loftus gives the example of the sniper attacks in the fall of 2002."Everybody was looking for a whit ... people reported seeing a white van at the scene of the crime. "Witnesses overhear each other," says Loftus, and police may also unintentionally influence people's memories when they talk about a crime ...

(11 pages) 63 0 0.0 Jun/2010

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law > Issues

Sex Trafficking in America

uctionHuman trafficking has been widely acknowledged as slavery in the modern context. According to Loftus (2011), this comes from people being forcefully, coercively or fraudulently induced to undert ... es. Majority of those used in these sex businesses would be foreign citizens trafficked into the US.Loftus (2011) regards human trafficking as the second largest form of global criminal enterprise glo ...

(8 pages) 2 0 0.0 Mar/2013

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Human Rights