AP-LS news

The American Psychology-Law Society is a divsion of the American Psychological Association.  They have some very good timely research in their magazine, and they try to keep track of relevant news.  Here are a couple of interesting items on their web-site.  Here are a couple of examples.

1.  Fake video footage ‘persuades half of people to wrongly accuse others of crime’

Fake video footage can persuade almost half of viewers to accuse people of crimes they have not committed, new research suggests.   The study, by Warwick University, found that almost 50 per cent of people shown false footage of an event they witnessed first hand were prepared to believe the video version rather than what they actually saw.

2.  Sharon Begley, The Tortured Brain, Extreme pain and stress can actually impair a person’s ability to tell the truth, Sep 21, 2009.

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