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Iowa State Psychologist is Conducting Two New Studies on Eyewitness Misidentifications
November 5, 2009
This material is available primarily for archival purposes. Telephone numbers or other contact information may be out of date; please see current contact information at media contacts.Gary Wells, a distinguished professor of psychology at Iowa State University who developed the dominant theory of how mistaken identifications occur, has begun work on two new studies to explore the thought processes of eyewitnesses when their memory fails as they still try to identify the perpetrator of a crime.Full Story
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