Memory in forensic psychology | PSY 3013 | Florida Institute of Technology

 In this classmate response option, you will get to explore more specifically the research how tricky memory can be which is related to the psychology of law.  I would like for us to first overview of concept of false memories and some of the classic research on the concept: Video to watch.

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For the assignment you are first required to watch the following video (2 part video) on Ronald Cotton.  Ronald Cotton was exonerated in 1995, after spending over 10 years in prison for crimes he did not commit. His convictions were based largely on flawed eyewitness identification procedures used by police at the time. If you would like to read more about the sexual assault case before watching the video is a link. 

Below are the links to the videos: 

Testimony part 1:

Testimony part 2:


After reading the text material related to memory construction and watching the video about Ronald Cotton please address these questions:

1. Discuss at least three errors that occurred in the investigation of Ronald Cotton investigation, related to eyewitness testimony and the topic of memory, which lead to his conviction? How did reinforcement play a role in her memory construction?

2. Based on the video, what are some of the ways that investigators could reduce error related to memory and improve the reliability of eyewitness testimony?

3. Please discuss either what you found most interesting about the story of Ronald Cotton or one study overviewed in the text related to memory construction (misinformation and imagination effects/Children’s eyewitness recall) that you found interesting?

If you are interested in the topic of false memories, I wanted to share this podcast: The Night That Lasted A Lifetime ( week on Hidden Brain, we go back four decades to uncover the harm that arises when flawed ideas from psychology are used to determine that a teenager should spend the rest of his life behind bars. 

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