Ulterior Motives

How goals, both seen and unseen, drive behavior

Improving Eyewitness Identification

Countless courtroom dramas culminate with a witness pointing to the defendant and identifying him (or her) as the perpetrator of some awful crime. The jury gasps, shaken. They retire to the jury room, and later return with a guilty verdict. An interesting paper in the October, 2012 issue of Psychological Science explores the lineup procedure in more detail. Read More

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Art Markman, Ph.D., is a cognitive scientist at the University of Texas whose research spans a range of topics in the way people think.

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