Forensic Psychology Flashcards

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The findings of William Stern's experiment in which he staged a heated argument in a law classroom.
Eyewitnesses made 4-12 errors when recalling details of the fight and made more errors when they got to the part with the gun.
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A defining feature of forensic psychology involves utilizing _____ to assist the legal system.
Psychology
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Lewis Terman
The person who took the Binet-Simon Intelligence Scale and modified it to become the Stanford-Binet Intelligence Scale which he then used to evaluate potential police force candidates.
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Alfred Binet
The original creator of the Stanford-Binet Intelligence Scales.
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Binet-Simon Intelligence Scale
The precursor to the Stanford-Binet Intelligence Scales; a scale which had an originally intended purpose of evaluating the intelligence of school children in France.
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James McKeen Cattell
The department head of psychology at Columbia who, in 1895, conducted an experiment with students looking at confidence and accuracy.
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On the Witness Stand
The title of a 1908 book on the subject of eyewitness testimony written by Hugo Munsterburg.
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Munsterberg studied inaccuracies, biases, and memory lapses in _____ at a laboratory he started at Harvard.
Eyewitness testimonies
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Hugo Munsterberg
A German psychologist sometimes referred to as the father of applied psychology.
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The history of forensic psychology dates back to the late _____ century.
19th
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Forensic psychology
A specialization within the field of psychology made up of a combination of psychology and law.
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This flashcard set will help you understand how the field of forensic psychology came into existence and the settings in which it is used today. These cards include information on the development of relevant tests, individuals who played a significant role in the development of the field, key dates and court cases, and more.

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Forensic psychology
A specialization within the field of psychology made up of a combination of psychology and law.
The history of forensic psychology dates back to the late _____ century.
19th
Hugo Munsterberg
A German psychologist sometimes referred to as the father of applied psychology.
Munsterberg studied inaccuracies, biases, and memory lapses in _____ at a laboratory he started at Harvard.
Eyewitness testimonies
On the Witness Stand
The title of a 1908 book on the subject of eyewitness testimony written by Hugo Munsterburg.
James McKeen Cattell
The department head of psychology at Columbia who, in 1895, conducted an experiment with students looking at confidence and accuracy.
Binet-Simon Intelligence Scale
The precursor to the Stanford-Binet Intelligence Scales; a scale which had an originally intended purpose of evaluating the intelligence of school children in France.
Alfred Binet
The original creator of the Stanford-Binet Intelligence Scales.
Lewis Terman
The person who took the Binet-Simon Intelligence Scale and modified it to become the Stanford-Binet Intelligence Scale which he then used to evaluate potential police force candidates.
A defining feature of forensic psychology involves utilizing _____ to assist the legal system.
Psychology
The findings of William Stern's experiment in which he staged a heated argument in a law classroom.
Eyewitnesses made 4-12 errors when recalling details of the fight and made more errors when they got to the part with the gun.
Stern's experiment showed how witnesses are prone to errors and how _____ can tamper with eyewitness memory.
Emotions
Polygraph Test
A machine created in 1917 with the purpose of determining if a person is lying based on physiological response.
William Marston
The creator of the polygraph test.
Frye vs United States
A 1923 court case in which William Marston asserted the innocence of a criminal defendant due to him having low blood pressure during questioning.
Forensic psychology falls under the umbrella of _____.
Applied psychology
Brown vs Board of Education
Social psychologists testified in this case which marked the end of institutional racial segregation in U.S. schools.
Jenkins vs United States
The 1962 case in which it was decided that psychologists could be expert witnesses for criminal cases where mental health or mental illness was possible.
The year when the APA (American Psychological Association) identified forensic psychology as a specialty in the field of psychology.
2001
One job some forensic psychologists may do is evaluate _____ to determine if they are competent to stand trial.
Criminals
Competent to stand trial
This means that a person understands the nature of the charges against them and is able to cooperate with their lawyer.
The insanity defense
This defense means a mentally ill person was not aware of what they were doing at the time of a crime or they were not aware that what they were doing was wrong.
When someone is considered a danger to himself or others, he can be _____ or committed to a psychiatric facility.
Institutionalized

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