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Do Justice and Let the Sky Fall

Elizabeth F. Loftus and Her Contributions to Science, Law, and Academic Freedom

Edited by Maryanne Garry, Harlene Hayne

Psychology Press – 2006 – 248 pages

Series: Psychology Press Festschrift Series

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Description

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 text-one that challenges, intrigues, and inspires all readers alike.

Do Justice and Let the Sky Fall collects 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.

Reviews

"Captivating book of essays…chapters are deftly written, state-of-the-art summaries of research domains either launched or inspired by Loftus's work…others are personal accounts written by her friends and colleagues." -PsycCRITIQUES

Contents

Contents: Preface. E.F. Loftus, Memory Distortions: Problems Solved and Unsolved. G.H. Bower, Tracking the Birth of a Star. G.R. Loftus, Elizabeth F. Loftus: The Early Years. M.S. Zaragoza, R.F. Belli, K.E. Payment, Misinformation Effects and the Suggestibility of Eyewitness Memory. S.J. Ceci, M. Bruck, Loftus's Lineage in Developmental Forensic Research: Six Scientific Misconceptions About Children's Suggestibility. H. Hayne, Verbal Recall of Preverbal Memories: Implications for the Clinic and the Courtroom. H.L. Roediger, III, M.A. McDaniel, Illusory Recollection in Older Adults: Testing Mark Twain's Conjecture. D. Strange, S. Clifasefi, M. Garry, False Memories. J. McMurtrie, Incorporating Elizabeth Loftus' Research on Memory Into Reforms to Protect the Innocent. M.R. Banaji, Elizabeth F. Loftus: Warrior Scientist. C. Tavris, The Cost of Courage.

Related Subjects

  1. Cognitive Science
  2. Memory

Name: Do Justice and Let the Sky Fall: Elizabeth F. Loftus and Her Contributions to Science, Law, and Academic Freedom (Hardback)Psychology Press 
Description: Edited by Maryanne Garry, Harlene Hayne. 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...
Categories: Cognitive Science, Memory