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Psychologist to discuss how photographs shape memories

April 6, 2012

Psychologist to discuss how photographs shape memories

Linda Henkel

Linda Henkel

Fairfield University psychologist Linda Henkel will discuss "How Viewing Photographs Shapes Our Memories" at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 10, in Skidmore's Davis Auditorium, Palamountain Hall. Light refreshments will be available at 5:15 p.m. 

Henkel will explain how viewing photographs can influence people's memories for what they saw or did. She may also touch on the implications of the work for the use of photos and videos in media sources. Henkel's research interests include memory errors and distortions, confusion between real and imagined memories, eyewitness accuracy, false confessions, and source monitoring.

A member of the Fairfield University faculty since 2001, Henkel has been a professor there since 2010. She holds degrees from Friends World College (B.A.) and State University of New York at Stony Brook (M.A., Ph.D.) and has done post-doctoral research at Princeton University and the College of St. Scholastica. 

Her Skidmore visit is sponsored by Skidmore's Department of Psychology and a grant from the National Science Foundation.


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