|California professor to give keynote address at psychology conference Oct. 18|
Elizabeth Loftus will give the keynote address titled "Rich False Memories" at the 2008 Northern Lights Psychology Conference at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, in the Lecture Bowl, Memorial Union. Dr. Loftus' talk is free and open to the public. She is a distinguished professor in the Department of Psychology and Social Behavior, Department of Criminology, Law, and Society, and the Department of Cognitive Sciences at the University of California, Irvine. She is also Fellow at the Center for the Neurobiology of Learning and Memory and Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the National Academy of Sciences. In 2003 Dr. Loftus received the American Psychological Association's Award for Distinguished Scientific Applications of Psychology. In addition to having published several hundred research articles, she has authored a number of popular books including "The Myth of Repressed Memory: False Memories and Allegations of Sexual Abuse, Witness for the Defense: The Accused, the Eyewitness and the Expert Who Puts Memory on Trial, and Eyewitness Testimony."
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