05 March 2020

19:30 - 21:30

LECTURE SERIES

Myths in Forensic Psychology

THU 5, 12 AND 19 MAR, 9 AND 16 APR – 19.30 TO 21.30
Karl Dittrich Hall, Student Services Centre, Bonnefantenstraat 2

Henry Otgaar
, PhD
Assistant Professor Forensic Psychology, UM
Glynis Bogaard, PhD
Assistant Professor Forensic Psychology, UM
Prof. David Bernstein
Professor of Forensic Psychotherapy, UM
Anna Sagana, PhD
Assistant Professor Forensic Psychology, UM
Ivan Mangiulli, PhD
Education/Research Officer Forensic Psychology, UM

Myths can have a pervasive influence on our behaviour. Take, for instance, the myth that we only use 10% of our brain capacity. Many Hollywood movies revolve around this erroneous idea. However, myths can have truly dramatic consequences when they enter the forensic context, where they can lead to miscarriages of justice. In this series, experts working in the forensic arena will talk about myths that frequently appear in the legal arena. For example, experts will talk about the usefulness of the polygraph in court and discuss the role of experts in court and their biases. Other experts will talk about crime-related amnesia and discuss whether psychopaths are really untreatable. Knowledge about these myths is vital to people working in forensics, and to all of us. The forensic experts will show that many of these myths originate in situations that occur in our daily lives.

 

The individual lectures

1. Memory Myths in the Forensic Area (Otgaar / 5 Mar)

2. The Truth about Lying (Bogaard / 12 Mar)

3. What do You and a Psychopath have in Common? (Bernstein / 19 Mar)

4. The Tale of the Infallible Expert in Court (Sagana / 9 Apr)

5. The Myth of Dissociative Amnesia within the Legal Context (Magiulli / 16 Apr)


Cost of the whole series
UM students €10
UM employees and students from other schools €25
Others €50

19:30 - 21:30

1. Memory Myths in the Forensic Area (Otgaar / 5 Mar)

12 March 2020

19:30 - 21:30

2. The Truth about Lying (Bogaard / 12 Mar)

19 March 2020

19:30 - 21:30

3. What do You and a Psychopath have in Common? (Bernstein / 19 Mar

09 April 2020

19:30 - 21:30

4. The Tale of the Infallible Expert in Court (Sagana / 9 Apr)

16 April 2020

19:30 - 21:30

5. The Myth of Dissociative Amnesia within the Legal Context (Magiulli / 16 Apr)