Elizabeth Loftus

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Elizabeth F. Loftus (born Elizabeth Fishman October 16, 1944) is an American cognitive psychologist and expert on human memory. She has conducted research on the malleability of human memory. Loftus is best known for her work on the misinformation effect and eyewitness memory, and the creation and nature of false memories, including recovered memories of childhood sexual abuse. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Elizabeth Loftus has received more than 542,040 page views. Her biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 25 in 2019). Elizabeth Loftus is the 156th most popular psychologist, the 3,652nd most popular biography from United States (up from 4,766th in 2019) and the 52nd most popular American Psychologist.

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Among psychologists, Elizabeth Loftus ranks 156 out of 182Before her are Charlotte Bühler, Walter Mischel, Louis Leon Thurstone, Harry Harlow, Bluma Zeigarnik, and Raymond Moody. After her are Edvard Moser, Jordan Peterson, Michael Gazzaniga, Brenda Milner, Georgi Lozanov, and Lewis Terman.

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Among people born in 1944, Elizabeth Loftus ranks 245Before her are Petar Zhekov, Gregory Jarvis, Rick Davies, Michael Buffer, Miruts Yifter, and Mitchell Feigenbaum. After her are Vernor Vinge, Oqil Oqilov, Phillip Allen Sharp, Robert Mueller, Mauro Piacenza, and Jill Clayburgh.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Elizabeth Loftus ranks 3,652 out of 15,968Before her are Mitchell Feigenbaum (1944), Antonia Maury (1866), Ed Asner (1929), Rocky Graziano (1919), Ron McGovney (1962), and Jersey Joe Walcott (1914). After her are Sasha Grey (1988), Vernor Vinge (1944), Rhonda Fleming (1923), Anna Gunn (1968), "Weird Al" Yankovic (1959), and Gary Burton (1943).

Among PSYCHOLOGISTS In United States

Among psychologists born in United States, Elizabeth Loftus ranks 52Before her are Stanley Schachter (1922), David Ausubel (1918), Arthur Janov (1924), Louis Leon Thurstone (1887), Harry Harlow (1905), and Raymond Moody (1944). After her are Michael Gazzaniga (1939), Lewis Terman (1877), Robert Yerkes (1876), John C. Lilly (1915), Jonathan Haidt (1963), and Karl Lashley (1890).

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