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On The Witness Stand: Essays On Psychology And Crime

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Originally published by Hugo Munsterberg in 1908, this classic treatise applies experimental methods to the courtroom and is the foundational text of forensic psychology. With a new foreword by psychologist Elizabeth Loftus (author of Witness for the Defense, Eyewitness Testimony, and The Myth of Repressed Memory) the impact of this work continues to be felt a century afte ...more
Paperback, 166 pages
Published August 22nd 2009 by Greentop Academic Press (first published 1908)
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Reixel Soy Yo
Jun 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
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Munsterberg is considered the founder of applied social psychology. In the year 1922 he wrote this essay using his experiments and his findings as the basis of its content.
I recommend to read this book if you are interested in the processes of the mind in relation to the crime. Is well known that witness memories, for exemple, are pretty biased and a lot of times, non even related to what really happened. Chapter one is very interesting in relation with that question.
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Leslie
Anyone interested in or studying Forensic Psychology needs to be familiar with this foundational text. The essays are engaging, clearly written and very convincing regarding the unreliability of human memory and perception.
delbee
Sep 25, 2011 rated it it was amazing
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Highly appraised Hugo Munsterberg's work, his ideas were over half a century ahead of his time. Such men (such as Hugo himself) were often ridiculed - just because we did not know any better.
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