Elizabeth Loftus bigraphy, stories - American cognative psychologist

Elizabeth Loftus : biography

1944 -

Elizabeth F. Loftus (born Elizabeth Fishman, in 1944)Bower, G. H., (2007). Tracking the birth of a star. In M. Garry & H. Hayne (Eds.), Do Justice and Let the Sky Fall: Elizabeth F. Loftus and Her Contributions to Science, Law, and Academic Freedom (pp. 15-25). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates 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 misinformation effect and eyewitness memory,Zaragoza, M. S., Belli, R., & Payment, K. E., (2007). Misinformation effects and the suggestibility of eyewitness memory. In M. Garry & H. Hayne (Eds.), Do Justice and Let the Sky Fall: Elizabeth F. Loftus and Her Contributions to Science, Law, and Academic Freedom (pp. 35-63). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates and the creation and nature of false memories, including recovered memories of childhood sexual abuse. As well as her prolific work inside the laboratory, Loftus has been heavily involved in applying her research to legal settings; she has consulted or provided expert witness testimony for hundreds of cases.Neimark, J. (1996). The diva of disclosure, memory researcher Elizabeth Loftus. Psychology Today, 29, 48-53,80. Loftus has been recognized throughout the world for her work, receiving numerous awards and honorary degrees. In 2002, Loftus was ranked 58th in the Review of General Psychology’s list of the 100 most influential psychological researchers of the 20th century, and was the highest ranked woman on the list.

Honors and awards

Awards

Year Award
1991 Honorary Fellow (and lifetime member) of the British Psychological Society
1994 "In Praise of Reason" Award from the Committee for Scientific Investigation of Claims of the Paranormal
1995 Distinguished Contribution to Forensic Psychology Award from the American Academy of Forensic Sciences
1996 Distinguished Contribution to Basic and Applied Scientific Psychology Award from the American Association of Applied and Preventative Psychology
1997 James McKeen Cattell Fellow Award from the Association for Psychological Science
2001 William James Fellow Award from the Association for Psychological Science
2002 Contributions to Sexual Science Award from the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality
2002 Quad-L Award from the University of New Mexico
2003 Distinguished Scientific Applications of Psychology Award from the American Psychological Association; delivered award address at 2003 APA's convention.
2003 Elected Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
2003 Elected Thorsten Sellin Fellow of the American Academy of Political and Social Sciences
2004 Elected to National Academy of Sciences
2005 Distinguished Member of Psi Chi
2005 Elected Corresponding Fellow to the Royal Society of Edinburgh
2005 Grawemeyer Award in Psychology from the University of Louisville
2005 Lauds & Laurels Faculty Achievement Award from University of California, Irvine
2006 Elected to the American Philosophical Society.
2007 Elected Humanist Laureate by the International Academy of Humanism
2009 Distinguished Contributions to Psychology and Law Award from the American Psychology-Law Society
2010 Howard Crosby Warren Medal from the Society of Experimental Psychologists
2010 Scientific Freedom and Responsibility Award from the American Association for the Advancement of Science
2012 William T. Rossiter Award from the Forensic Mental Health Association of California
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