Many witnesses argue that they can recall events without missing one detail

Most individuals are very confident in the accuracy of their memories. Many witnesses argue that they can recall events without missing one detail. However, research purports that our memories are not as reliable as they might seem. These malleable memories can be influenced by leading questions and creative imaginations.

Go to the Academic OneFile database in the Online Library, and search for the following article by Elizabeth Loftus (2003) on memories:

Loftus, E. (2003). Our changeable memories: Legal and practical implications. Nature Reviews Neuroscience, 4, 231-234.


Retrieved from Academic OneFile database.

Be sure that you are reading the full article, not the correction notice. If you experience difficulties locating the article, try searching the title of the article without any punctuation.

Read the article, and create a PowerPoint slide presentation to share your findings.

Note: Present your research using the article, as well as the scientific theories covered in this unit. Please integrate your personal opinion on this topic as well.

Your slide presentation should contain a minimum of eight slides. Do not limit your information strictly to the article by Loftus and the textbook. You may use additional sources as well. Be creative in your presentation. Do not forget to include a title slide and citation slide. These slides are not counted in your total slide count. All sources used, including the textbook and article, must be referenced. Paraphrased and quoted material must have citations as well. For information on the grading policies of projects, such as this PowerPoint assignment, refer to the CSU Grading Rubric.


Wade, C., & Tavris, C. (2011). Psychology (10th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.