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Loftus Speaks

Synopsis
Filmed at a conference arranged by South West Conferences, Professor Elizabeth Loftus delivers a presentation detailing her recent research into false memory. She references well-known studies such as "Lost in the Mall" and goes on to discuss the methodology of more recent studies exploring the implanting of false memories. She explains how the existence of a false memory can affect our behaviour.

Following her professional involvement in a range of legal cases, Loftus expresses her concern about the dependence on eyewitness testimony in the justice system, as the rise of DNA evidence is now beginning to highlight just how unreliable this evidence can be. Using real life cases, Loftus explores the ethics of implanting false memories and the practices of some psychotherapists. She discusses the impact of repressed memories and questions the reliability of these memories. This fascinating material provides many examples of the malleability of the human mind and the potential for both harm and good that controlling memory can offer.

Includes a Q&A section - students present questions direct to Professor Loftus.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
2009
Year of production
2009
Subjects
Law; Psychology
Keywords
false memory syndrome; memory; psychotherapy; witness skills

Credits

Contributor
Elizabeth Loftus

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£49.00
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
78 minutes
Year
2009

Distributor

Name

Uniview Worldwide

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