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Elizabeth Loftus (1438)

Cognition, law, learning, memory, psychological statistics
1944, Los Angeles, USA
Short Biography
Elizabeth F. Loftus (born Elizabeth Fishman, in 1944) is an American cognitive psychologist and expert on human memory. She has conducted extensive research on the malleability of human memory. Loftus is best known for her ground-breaking work on the ... Show more | More at Wikipedia
  • BA University of California at Los Angeles, 1966
  • MA Stanford University, 1967
  • PhD Stanford University, 1970
Appointments & Honors
  • Fellow, APA Divisions 3, 35 and 41, Phi Beta Kappa, 1965, Pi Mu Epsilon, 1965
  • Assistant, Associate, then Full Professor of Psychology, 1973- , Adjunct Professor of Law, 1984- , University of Washington
  • Fellow, Centre for Advanced Study in the Behavioural Sciences, 1978-9
  • Hon. DSc, Miami University, 1982
  • President, Western Psychological Association, 1984
  • President, APA Division 41, 1985, APA Division 3, 1988
  • Hon. Dr Leiden University, 1990
  • Hon. Fellow, BPS, 1991
  • Doctor of Laws, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, 1994
  • Fellow, American Psychological Society
Principal Publications
  • 1975 Leading questions and the eyewitness report. Cognitive Psychology, 7, 560-72.
  • 1975 A spreading activation theory of semantic processing. Psychological Review, 82, 407-28 (with A. M. Collins).
  • 1976 Human Memory: The Processing of Information. Erlbaum (Japanese edn, University of Tokyo Press) (with G. R. Loftus).
  • 1978 Semantic integration of verbal information into a visual memory. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Learning and Memory, 4 19-31 (with D. G. Miller and H. J. Bums).
  • 1979 Effective interrogation of the eyewitness. International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, 27, 342-57 (with E. R. Hilgard).
  • 1979 Eyewitness Testimony. Harvard University Press (Japanese edn, Seishin Shobo).
  • 1980 Memory. Addison-Wesley (reprint, Ardsley Press; Swedish edn, Liber Forlag; Hebrew edn, Or Am; French edn, Le Jour, Editeur; Spanish edn, Compania Editorial Continental; Danish edn, Hernon Publishers).
  • 1981 Psychology. Random House (with C. B. Wortman).
  • 1983 Silence is not golden. American Psychologist, 38, 564-72.
  • 1985 Questioning witnesses. In S. Kassin and L. Wrightman (eds), The Psychology of Evidence and Courtroom Procedure. Sage (with J. Goodman).
  • 1988 Statistics. Random House (with G. R. Loftus).
  • 1990 Ten cases of eyewitness identification: Logical problems and procedural problems. Journal of Criminal Justice, 18, 291-319 (with W. A. Wagenaar).
  • 1993 The reality of repressed memories. American Psychologist, 48, 518-37.
  • 1994 The Myth of Repressed Memory. St Martin's Press (with K. Ketcham).