UCI psychologist earns fellowship

Orange County Register, May 10, 2003

University of California, Irvine, psychologist Elizabeth Loftus has been elected a fellow of the American Academy for the Arts and Sciences.

Loftus, one of the world’s best-known memory experts, was elected along with more than 100 other international fellows.

She is widely known for her studies and books that chronicle how crime witnesses frequently recall details inaccurately and how some alleged sex-abuse victims profess to recalling events that never happened.

She was recruited from the University of Washington last year in one of UCI’s biggest hires in a decade.

The academy is composed of scholars, scientists, academics and business people, including U.N. Secretary- General Kofi Annan and journalist Walter Cronkite.

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