Myths in Forensic Psychology

Myths in Forensic Psychology

17 January 2018

19:30 - 21:30

Myths in Forensic Psychology
Henry Otgaar, PhD
Glynis Bogaard, PhD
Linsey Raymaekers, MSc
Prof. Marko Jelicic
Prof. David Bernstein
All Forensic Psychology, UM

Wed 17 and 24 Jan, 7, 21 and 28 Feb -
7.30 to 9.30 pm

Karl Dittrich Hall, Student Services Centre, Bonnefantenstraat 2

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 whether people can truly repress memories. Other experts will talk about the idea of people with photographic memories and discuss whether psychopaths are really untreatable. Knowledge about these myths is not only vital for those working in the forensic context. 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 Arena (Otgaar / 17 Jan)
2. Let me tell you the Truth about Lying (Bogaard / 24 Jan)
3. The Myth of Repressed Memory (Raymaekers / 7 Feb)
4. ‘I can’t remember your Honour’: Is Memory Loss for an Offense possible? (Jelicic / 21 Feb)
5. What do You and a Psychopath have in Common? (Bernstein / 28 feb)

Costs whole series
UM students €10
UM employees and students
from other schools €25
Others €50
Registration
Via the website: maastrichtuniversity.nl/sg

19:30 - 21:30
  1. Memory Myths in the Forensic Arena (Otgaar / 17 Jan)

24 January 2018

19:30 - 21:30
  1. Let me tell you the Truth about Lying (Bogaard / 24 Jan)

07 February 2018

19:30 - 21:30
  1. The Myth of Repressed Memory (Raymaekers / 7 Feb)

21 February 2018

19:30 - 21:30
  1. ‘I can’t remember your Honour’: Is Memory Loss for an Offense possible? (Jelicic / 21 Feb)

28 February 2018

19:30 - 21:30
  1. What do You and a Psychopath have in Common? (Bernstein / 28 feb)
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