Elizabeth Loftus, Distinguished Professor of Social Ecology, may have her reasearch on memory be a storyline in an upcoming episode of "Mind Games" on CBS. The storyline will likely depict the first criminal case Loftus was an expert witness for the defense attorney.
On October 26, 2010, over 200 campus and community members gathered to celebrate the new Social and Behavioral Sciences Gateway building. Completed in fall 2009, this 78,000 square foot building houses segments of both the School of Social Ecology and School of Social Sciences.
Valerie Jenness, Dean of the School of Social Ecology, was the co-recipient of the Public Understanding of Sociology Award from the American Sociological Association. This award is given annually to a person, or persons, who've made exemplary contributions to advance the public understanding of sociology, sociological research, and scholarship among the general public.
Lori Sexton, graduate student in the Department of Criminology, Law and Society, has been selected to receive the UCI Fletcher Jones Foundation Fellowship for the 2010-2011academic year in recognition of her outstanding academic achievement.
Candice Odgers, Assistant Professor of Psychology and Social Behavior, received the 2010 Distinguished Assistant Professor Award for Research. Odgers will be presented with the award at an Academic Senate Distinguished Award Event this December. More details about the work of Professor Odgers and her research team can be found at : https://adaptlab.soceco.uci.edu/
Elizabeth Loftus, Distinguished Professor of Social Ecology, is quoted by CBS News about the susceptibility of the human mind and the potential for implantation of false memories. "Some of the studies we've done have shown that you can alter memory and affect how much people like something, and how much people are willing to pay for something," Loftus said. "I could see this affecting consumer behavior."