Elizabeth F. Loftus
Joint appointment in Psychology and Law
Prof. Elizabeth Loftus is one of the nation's leading experts on memory. She has been an expert witness or consultant in hundreds of cases, including the McMartin preschool molestation case, the trial of Oliver North, the trial of the officers accused in the Rodney King beating, and litigation involving Michael Jackson, Martha Stewart, Scooter Libby and the Duke University Lacrosse players.
Expertise: Psychology and law, human memory, eyewitness testimony, courtroom procedure
Current Courses: Memory & The Law
Courses Taught: Eyewitness Testimony, Memory and the Law
- July 2012: Professor Loftus is awarded the UCI Medal, UC Irvine's most prestigious honor, for her groundbreaking memory research
In the News:
- The Wall Street Journal book review: "In the Memory Palace"
- Goodman-Delahunty, J., Granhag, P.A., Hartwig, M. & Loftus, E.F. (2010) "INSIGHTFUL OR WISHFUL:
Lawyers’ Ability to Predict Case Outcomes". Psychology, Public Policy, and Law, Vol. 16, No. 2, 133-157
- Science magazine: "Bad Theories Can Harm Victims" (PDF)
- Bernstein, D.M. & Loftus, E.F. (2009) The consequences of false memories for food preferences and choices. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 4, 135-139
- Peterson, T., Kaasa, S.,O. & Loftus, E.F. (2009). Me too! : Social Modeling Influences on Early Autobiographical Memories. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 23, 267-277
- Prof. Loftus' Scholarly Papers on SSRN