Witness for the Defense

The Accused, the Eyewitness, and the Expert Who Puts Memory on Trial
Author: Dr. Elizabeth Loftus,Katherine Ketcham
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1250086310
Category: Law
Page: 312
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"The study of memory had become my specialty, my passion. In the next few years I wrote dozens of papers about how memory works and how it fails, but unlike most researchers studying memory, my work kept reaching out into the real world. To what extent, I wondered, could a person's memory be shaped by suggestion? When people witness a serious automobile accident, how accurate is their recollection of the facts? If a witness is questioned by a police officer, will the manner of questioning alter the representation of the memory? Can memories be supplemented with additional, false information?" The "passion" Loftus describes in the lines above led her to a teaching career at the University of Washington and, perhaps more importantly, into hundreds of courtrooms as an expert witness on the fallibility of eyewitness accounts. As she has explained in numerous trials, and as she convincingly argues in this absorbing book, eyewitness accounts can be and often are so distorted that they no longer resemble the truth.

The Anti-Education Era

Creating Smarter Students through Digital Learning
Author: James Paul Gee
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1137324112
Category: Education
Page: 256
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One of the first champions of the positive effects of gaming reveals the dark side of today's digital and social media Today's schools are eager to use the latest technology in the classroom, but rather than improving learning, the new e-media can just as easily narrow students' horizons. Education innovator James Paul Gee first documented the educational benefits of gaming a decade ago in his classic What Video Games Have to Teach Us About Learning and Literacy. Now, with digital and social media at the center of modern life, he issues an important warning that groundbreaking new technologies, far from revolutionizing schooling, can stymie the next generation's ability to resolve deep global challenges. The solution-and perhaps our children's future-lies in what Gee calls synchronized intelligence, a way of organizing people and their digital tools to solve problems, produce knowledge, and allow people to count and contribute. Gee explores important strategies and tools for today's parents, educators, and policy makers, including virtual worlds, artificial tutors, and ways to create collective intelligence where everyday people can solve hard problems. By harnessing the power of human creativity with interactional and technological sophistication we can finally overcome the limitations of today's failing educational system and solve problems in our high-risk global world. The Anti-Education Era is a powerful and important call to reshape digital learning, engage children in a meaningful educational experience, and bridge inequality.

What Really Sank the Titanic


Author: Jennifer Hooper McCarty,Tim Foecke
Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.
ISBN: 0806535970
Category: History
Page: 256
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Was the ship doomed by a faulty design? Was the hull's steel too brittle? Was the captain negligent in the face of repeated warnings? On the night of April 14, 1912, the "unsinkable" RMS Titanic, with over 2,200 passengers onboard, struck an iceberg in the North Atlantic and plunged to a watery grave. For nearly a century, the shocking loss has haunted the world. Now the same CSI techniques that are used to solve modern murder cases have been applied to the sinking of history's most famous ship. Researchers Jennifer Hooper McCarty and Tim Foecke draw on their participation in expeditions to the ship's wreckage and experiments on recovered Titanic materials to build a compelling new scenario. The answers will astound you.. . . Grippingly written, What Really Sank the Titanic is illustrated with fascinating period photographs and modern scientific evidence reflecting the authors' intensive study of Titanic artifacts for more than ten years. In an age when forensics can catch killers, this book does what no other book has before: fingers the culprit in one of the greatest tragedies ever. "A fascinating trail of historical forensics." --James R. Chiles, author of Inviting Disaster>/I> "An essential facet of Titanic history. Five stars!" --Charles Pellegrino, author of Her Name Titanic With 16 pages of photos

Beyond the Influence

Understanding and Defeating Alcoholism
Author: Katherine Ketcham,William F. Asbury,Mel Schulstad,Arthur P. Ciaramicoli
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 0307571998
Category: Self-Help
Page: 368
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This invaluable work will contribute much to the battle against our number one disease." --from the Foreword by George McGovern, former senator and author of Terry: My Daughter's Life-and-Death Struggle with Alcoholism Alcoholism is a disease. It's time we started treating it like one. Science has offered undisputed proof that alcoholism is a disease rather than a weakness of character, yet millions of alcoholics continue to suffer due to inappropriate treatment. Now the co-author of the modern classic Under the Influence has teamed up with prominent alcoholism experts to provide new answers to this national epidemic. Based on the latest scientific research, Beyond the Influence clearly explains the neurological nature of the disease and reveals why some people drink addictively and others do not. It also spells out what needs to be done to treat alcoholism, including: Steps to take for an intervention How to find the right treatment program Which psychological approaches work best Why spirituality is essential to recovery New insights into relapse prevention What you should know about diet, exercise, and nontraditional treatments such as acupuncture Provocative and eye-opening, compelling and compassionate, Beyond the Influence is not only a message of hope for alcoholics--it is a blueprint for saving lives. BEYOND THE INFLUENCE explains that alcoholism is a disease of the body, not a weakness of character. Drawing on the latest scientific studies, the authors present new research on the central role of genetics and neurotransmitters in addiction. Continuing where the prior book left off, it also includes: Steps for diagnosis and intervention, plus ways to prevent relapses Various treatment models, including inpatient and out-patient programs and a review of new drug treatments The most effective types of psychological counseling The critical role of nutrition Non-traditional healing methods for recovery The importance of a spiritual component to recovery The authors also critique our nation's alcoholism policies, including education and prevention programs, efforts to curtail college bingeing and underage drinking, and the advertising and marketing strategies of the alcohol industry. --> From the Trade Paperback edition.

Forensic Psychology


Author: Solomon M. Fulero,Lawrence S. Wrightsman
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 0495506494
Category: Education
Page: 480
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Written by two of the leading authorities in the field, FORENSIC PSYCHOLOGY, Third Edition introduces students to the practice of forensic psychology by showing how psychologists aid the legal system by serving as expert witnesses, criminal profilers, and trial consultants for jury selection and child custody hearings. Wrightsman and Fulero present the roles and responsibilities of forensic psychologists, and address both the opportunities and temptations inherent in those roles. Through this lens, the authors explore the ethical issues facing practicing forensic psychologists, such as promising clients too much, the possibility of becoming advocates rather than objective scientists, and the pitfalls associated with substituting one's values for data. The authors provide students with an accurate and candid picture of the field, and the range of careers in forensic psychology. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Abominable Science!

Origins of the Yeti, Nessie, and Other Famous Cryptids
Author: Daniel Loxton,Donald R. Prothero
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231526814
Category: Science
Page: 432
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Throughout our history, humans have been captivated by mythic beasts and legendary creatures. Tales of Bigfoot, the Yeti, and the Loch Ness monster are part of our collective experience. Now comes a book from two dedicated investigators that explores and elucidates the fascinating world of cryptozoology. Daniel Loxton and Donald R. Prothero have written an entertaining, educational, and definitive text on cryptids, presenting the arguments both for and against their existence and systematically challenging the pseudoscience that perpetuates their myths. After examining the nature of science and pseudoscience and their relation to cryptozoology, Loxton and Prothero take on Bigfoot; the Yeti, or Abominable Snowman, and its cross-cultural incarnations; the Loch Ness monster and its highly publicized sightings; the evolution of the Great Sea Serpent; and Mokele Mbembe, or the Congo dinosaur. They conclude with an analysis of the psychology behind the persistent belief in paranormal phenomena, identifying the major players in cryptozoology, discussing the character of its subculture, and considering the challenge it poses to clear and critical thinking in our increasingly complex world.

Experiencing Art

In the Brain of the Beholder
Author: Arthur Shimamura
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190240741
Category: Psychology
Page: 312
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How do we appreciate a work of art? Why do we like some artworks but not others? Is there no accounting for taste? Awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship to explore connections between art, mind, and brain, Shimamura considers how we experience art. In a thoughtful and entertaining manner, the book explores how the brain interprets art by engaging our sensations, thoughts, and emotions. It describes interesting findings from psychological and brain sciences as a way to understand our aesthetic response to art. Beauty, disgust, surprise, anger, sadness, horror, and a myriad of other emotions can occur as we experience art. Some artworks may generate such feelings rather quickly, while others depend on thought and knowledge. Our response to art depends largely on what we know--from everyday knowledge about the world, from our cultural backgrounds, and from personal experience. Filled with artworks from many traditions and time points, "Experiencing Art" offers insightful ways of broadening one's approach and appreciation of art.

Contemporary Authors

New Revision Series: A Bio-Bibliographical Guide to Current Writers in Fiction, General Nonfiction, Poetry, Journalism, Drama, Motion Pictures, Televi
Author: Pamela Dear
Publisher: Gale Cengage
ISBN: 9780787646066
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 450
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pIn response to the escalating need for up-to-date information on writers, IContemporary Authors New Revision /I Series brings researchers the most recent data on the world's most-popular authors. These exciting and unique author profiles are essential to your holdings because sketches are entirely revised and up-to-date, and completely replace the original IContemporary Authors /I entries. pFor your convenience, a soft-cover cumulative index is sent biannually.

Hitotsubashi Journal of Arts & Sciences


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Literature
Page: N.A
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Scientific evidence


Author: Paul C. Giannelli,Edward J. Imwinkelried
Publisher: Lexis Law Publishing (Va)
ISBN: 9780327049838
Category: Law
Page: 1751
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The New York Times Book Review


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Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Books
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Texas Forum on Civil Liberties & Civil Rights

A Publication of the University of Texas School of Law and the Individual Rights and Responsibilities Section of the State Bar of Texas
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Civil rights
Page: N.A
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Willensfreiheit als interdisziplinäres Problem


Author: Kristian Köchy,Dirk Stederoth
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Philosophy
Page: 388
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Current Biography Yearbook

1999
Author: Clifford Thompson
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780824209889
Category: Reference
Page: N.A
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Compiles detailed biographical sketches of contemporary leaders in such areas as entertainment, government, sports, art, literature, and science

Current Biography Yearbook


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Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Biography
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The Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Forensic psychiatry
Page: N.A
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Spectral Evidence

The Ramona Case : Incest, Memory, and Truth on Trial in Napa Valley
Author: Moira Johnston
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Incest.
Page: 440
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Relates the ordeal of one family torn apart by a daughter's claim of sexual abuse by her father, which she remembered through her therapists' recovered memory techniques

Coping with Psychiatric and Psychological Testimony


Author: Jay Ziskin,David Faust
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Evidence, Expert
Page: N.A
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Cognitive Psychology


Author: Robert L. Solso
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
ISBN: N.A
Category: Psychology
Page: 602
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The organization of this textbook follows an information processing sequence that starts with the perception of signals by the sensory/brain system to higher order processes such as memory, language, and thinking. The sixth edition removes some out of date studies, and adds recent findings in neuroc

Handbook of Eyewitness Psychology: Memory for people


Author: Michael P. Toglia
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780805851526
Category: Psychology
Page: 601
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The Handbook of Eyewitness Psychology presents a survey of research and legal opinions from international experts on the rapidly expanding scientific literature addressing the accuracy and limitations of eyewitnesses as a source of evidence for the courts. For the first time, extensive reviews of factors influencing witnesses of all ages—children, adults, and the elderly—are compiled in a single pair of volumes. The disparate research currently being conducted in eyewitness memory in psychology, criminal justice, and legal studies is coherently presented in this work. Controversial topics such as the use of hypnosis, false and recovered memories, the impact of stress, and the accuracy of psychologically impaired witnesses are expertly examined. Leading eyewitness researchers also discuss the subjects of conversational memory, alibi evidence, witness credibility, facial memory, earwitness testimony, lineup theory, and expert testimony. The impact of witness testimony in court is considered, and each volume concludes with a legal commentary chapter. The Handbook of Eyewitness Psychology is an invaluable aid to researchers, legal scholars, and practicing lawyers who need access to the most recent research in the field, accompanied by the interpretations and commentary of many of the world's leading authorities on these topics.