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Professor Elizabeth Loftus

Distinguished psychology Professor and expert on human memory.

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Occupation Cognitive psychologist and expert on human memory.

Elizabeth Loftus is Distinguished Professor at the University of California, Irvine. Since the 1970s, she has created an impressive body of scholarly work in human memory, eyewitness testimony, and the debunking of recovered memory theories. She has appeared as an expert witness in hundreds of courtrooms, bolstering the cases of defendants facing criminal charges based on eyewitness testimony. In 2002, Professor Loftus was ranked 58th in the Review of General Psychology’s list of the 100 most influential 20th-century psychologists, and was the highest-placed woman on the list.