December 2016

Elizabeth Loftus, Distinguished Professor of Social Ecology, and Professor of Law, and Cognitive Science, was quoted in a Broadly. article "Amanda Knox: Why do innocent women confess to crimes they didn't commit?"


From Broadly.

"Women go into therapy for depression and eating disorders," explains Elizabeth F. Loftus, a false memory expert at the University of California, Irvine, "and come out of it thinking they were raped as a child." Loftus' research advocates against repressed-memory therapy, where therapists seek to treat their patients' symptoms of psychosis by encouraging them to "remember" repressed traumatic experiences, but in fact implant false memories, often of childhood sexual abuse.

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