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Memory Distortion

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Abstract

The interview covers distorted memories for traumatic events, repression and repressed memory, memory distrust syndrome, deception and self-deception as a contaminant in memory research with forensic implications, recovered memory, false confessions, and the 'bait question' as a differentiator of truth versus falsehood in interrogation. [The discussion ends prematurely through an IBPP technical malfunction. One missing element vital to college students who might wish to pursue a career in forensic psychology is Dr. Strange's strong recommendation to master the basics of experimental methodology and statistics].

Guest Biography

Professor Deryn Strange is a Professor at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Her research program is focused on memory distortion and its impact.

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