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Loftus feted for contributions to psychology and law

Elizabeth Loftus, Distinguished Professor of Social Ecology at UC Irvine, will receive the 2009 Distinguished Contributions to Psychology and Law…

February 19, 2009

Elizabeth Loftus, Distinguished Professor of Social Ecology at UC Irvine, will receive the 2009 Distinguished Contributions to Psychology and Law Award from the American Psychology Law Society at its annual meeting in March in San Antonio. The award is given to researchers who have made distinguished theoretical, empirical and/or applied contributions to psychology and law. Loftus studies the malleable nature of human memory, and her research on the reliability of eyewitness reports and memories “recovered” through therapy has affected how law enforcement agencies and the courts consider such testimony.