Memory and Eyewitness Testimony - Arielle

Understanding typical development is essential to understanding developmental disorders and is necessary to inform clinical treatment for those disorders. CCF faculty are conducting research on typical development focus on the prenatal, infant and early-childhood periods in the areas of perception, memory and eyewitness testimony, language, and spatial development, motor and social development, and adolescent behavior and identity development. Several behavioral and neuroscience research methodologies are employed, including eye-tracking, electrophysiology and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). This research has broad applicability to inform practice in clinical, legal, and school settings.

Memory and Eyewitness Testimony

The course provides a broad critical introduction to psychological ideas (theories) and methods (research evidence) and uses these to analyse and examine a number of contemporary issues. The areas studied are memory and eyewitness testimony, attachments in development and day care, stress and stress management, individual differences, social influence, ethical guidelines and research methods.

False memory and eyewitness testimony | BPS

Louis on the Air": Steven Smith discusses memory and eyewitness testimony The study of eyewitness memory and eyewitness testimony was being scrutinized when modern forensic psychology first established itself over 100 years ago.

SSS (5 of 14) False Memory and Eyewitness Testimony - Dailymotion

The study of eyewitness memory and eyewitness testimony was being scrutinized when modern forensic psychology first established itself over 100 years ago.

SSS (5 of 14) False Memory and Eyewitness Testimony


Despite the growing body of research pointing out the limitations of human memory and eyewitness testimony, the importance of eyewitness accounts is so entrenched and so important for establishing the “truth” of an event that the legal community has often resisted accepting these findings. I suspect that many Christians would show a similar resistance to research findings that call the validity of eyewitness testimony into question. When it comes to our knowledge of historical events, eyewitness recall is often the best information that we have available to us, and this is certainly the case when it comes something as exceptional as the resurrection of Jesus.Despite the notable Canadian presence in the field of psychology and law, there is currently no comprehensive Canadian textbook on the subject. While a few U.S. textbooks cover the field, they give little or no attention to Canadian law and research. In recognition of this problem, editors Regina Schuller and James Ogloff have put together an authoritative introduction to law and psychology for a Canadian audience. Within the fifteen chapters that comprise the book, leading Canadian scholars cover a wide range of topics spanning the applications of psychology - clinical, social, cognitive, developmental, experimental - in both criminal and civil areas of law. These include memory and eyewitness testimony, the jury, sentencing, competency to stand trial, criminal responsibility, and many others. The legal system in Canada serves as the backdrop for each of the chapters, which begin with an interesting case or anecdote that introduces the reader to some of the major issues facing psychologists and lawyers in this country.