Do Justice and Let the Sky Fall: Elizabeth F. Loftus and Her Contributions to Science, Law, and Academic Freedom

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2006-10-16
  • Publisher: Lawrence Erlbau
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For more than 30 years, renowned psychological scientist Elizabeth F. Loftus has contributed groundbreaking research to the fields of science, law, and academia. This book provides an opportunity for readers to become better acquainted with one of the most important psychologists of our time, as it celebrates her life and accomplishments. It is intended to be a working textone that challenges, intrigues, and inspires all readers alike. Do Justice and Let the Sky Fallcollects research in theoretical and applied areas of human memory, provides an overview of the application of memory research to legal problems, and presents an introduction to the costs of doing controversial research. The first chapter gives a sketch of Loftus' career in her own words, and the remaining chapters color in that sketch. The final chapters of the book are more personal, and put a human face on a person who is held in such high esteem. This multipurpose volume is intended to serve as a valuable resource for established scientists, emerging scientists, graduate students, lawyers, and health professionals.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. ix
Contributorsp. xiii
Memory Distortions: Problems Solved and Unsolvedp. 1
Tracking the Birth of a Starp. 15
Elizabeth F. Loftus: The Early Yearsp. 27
Misinformation Effects and the Suggestibility of Eyewitness Memoryp. 35
Loftus's Lineage in Developmental Forensic Research: Six Scientific Misconceptions About Children's Suggestibilityp. 65
Verbal Recall of Preverbal Memories: Implications for the Clinic and the Courtoomp. 79
Illusory Recollection in Older Adults: Testing Mark Twain's Conjecturep. 105
False Memoriesp. 137
Incorporating Elizabeth Loftus's Research on Memory Into Reforms to Protect the Innocentp. 171
Elizabeth F. Loftus: Warrior Scientistp. 193
The Cost of Couragep. 199
Author Indexp. 215
Subject Indexp. 225
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