Ways in which memory can be improved.

The Assignment:

For this Discussion Board, complete the following steps:

Step 1:

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  1. Watch  the 17 minute TED Talk from one of the most well known and highly  regarded scientists who study false memory, Elizabeth Loftus.  The video  can be accessed by clicking on the following link: https://www.ted.com/talks/elizabeth_loftus_the_fiction_of_memory (opens in a new window).

Step 2:

In your initial post, thoroughly discuss the following:

  1. Define “false memories”.
  2. Now,  create a guide/handout to be distributed to judges and jurors who will  be deciding cases based on an eyewitnesses testimony and memory.  You  should include the following in your guide:
    1. At least 3 ways memory can be contaminated.
    2. Ways in which memory can be improved.
  3. What should the judges and jurors be careful to do?
  4. Should law enforcement also be provided this guide/handout/training?  Why or why not?
  5. Be sure to use your text and the resources provided and you must include references and citations for full credit.

Citing Sources:    You must use APA style to reference your source(s) at the end of your  submission.  For this Discussion Board, you must include reference  information for your textbook and the TED Talk video, as well as any  other outside sources of information you use.  Information on how to  format reference information (including a reference generator) in APA  style can be found on the Purdue Online Writing Lab website at https://owl.purdue.edu/owl/research_and_citation/apa_style/apa_formatting_and_style_guide/general_format.html (opens in a new window).

Acceptable Length: 300-500 word initial post; 2

Formatting Requirements:

  • Use 12-point Times New Roman or Arial font
  • Use double line spacing in the document
  • 1-inch margins all around