Elizabeth Loftus

Past President, Association for Psychological Science
Distinguished Professor
Department of Criminology, Law and Society, and
Cognitive Sciences

Elizabeth Loftus studies human memory. Her experiments reveal how memories can be changed by things that we are told. Facts, ideas, suggestions and other post-event information can modify our memories. The legal field, so reliant on memories, has been a significant application of the memory research. Loftus is also interested in psychology and law, more generally.

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Human Memory, False Memories, Eyewitness Testimony, Psychology anf Law

How reliable is your memory?


Dr. Loftus in the News

11/2016 - 'We can't let the bullies win': Elizabeth Loftus awarded 2016 John Maddox Prize - Featuring Elizabeth Loftus

11/2016 - Pioneer in understanding of human memory, Professor Elizabeth Loftus, awarded the 2016 John Maddox Prize for Standing up for Science - Featuring Elizabeth Loftus

11/2016 - AAAS Board Member Elizabeth Loftus Received Maddox Prize - Featuring Elizabeth Loftus

06/2013 – How reliable is your memory? TED talk – Featuring Elizabeth Loftus’ research

05/2013 – Trust your memory? Maybe you shouldn’t – Featuring Elizabeth Loftus’ research

8/2013 - Falsifying memories - Elizabeth Loftus is one of the most influential psychologists of all time, and also one of the most controversial - Featuring Elizabeth Loftus' research

8/2013 - Evidence-based justice: Corrupted memory - Elizabeth Loftus has spent decades exposing flaws in eyewitness testimony. Her ideas are gaining fresh traction in the US legal system - Featuring Elizabeth Loftus' research

08/2013 – Corrupted Memory – Featuring Elizabeth Loftus’ research

07/2008 – Lying: Newest trick for healthy diet – Featuring Elizabeth Loftus’ research