Beliefs about autobiographical memory

Martin A. Conway, Lucy V. Justice, Catriona M. Morrison

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    Abstract

    When memory is the only evidence in, for instance, a criminal trial, how is it to be evaluated? This article shows how everyday beliefs about memory often run counter to the scientific evidence and how they can mislead in legal settings. We argue that judges, jurors, barristers, solicitors, and indeed any trier-of-fact, all need to be aware of what we term the 'modern view of human memory'.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)502-505
    Number of pages4
    JournalPsychologist
    Volume27
    Issue number7
    Publication statusPublished - Jul 2014

    Keywords

    • EXPERIENCES
    • COURTROOM
    • EXPERT
    • LAW

    Cite this

    Conway, M. A., Justice, L. V., & Morrison, C. M. (2014). Beliefs about autobiographical memory. Psychologist, 27(7), 502-505.