Elizabeth Loftus: Experiments, Theories & Contributions to Psychology


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Who is Elizabeth Loftus?

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1. What are repressed memories?

2. What was the purpose of the Shopping Mall study?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Though you might not have heard of her, Elizabeth Loftus is an important figure in the history of psychology. This quiz/worksheet combo will help you with important information about Loftus's psychological research. You'll be tested on Loftus's biography and what contributions she made to psychology.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this quiz and worksheet you'll be tested on:

  • Who Elizabeth Loftus is
  • What repressed memories are
  • The purpose of the Shopping Mall study
  • What caused Elizabeth Loftus to question memory
  • How her findings on memory play into the criminal justice system

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained about Elizabeth Loftus's contributions to psychology
  • Reading comprehension - make sure you can understand what Loftus studied and what contributions she made to the field of psychology
  • Interpreting information - Verifying that you can read and interpret information about Elizabeth's Loftus's life and works

Additional Learning

To learn more about Elizabeth Loftus, review the corresponding lesson on Elizabeth Loftus: Experiments, Theories & Contributions to Psychology. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Loftus's biography
  • Her theory on memory
  • Experiments conducted by Loftus on cultivating memory
  • Loftus's contributions to the use and understanding of memory in criminal trials