For this Assignment you will write a 2–3 page paper about eyewitness testimonies. Your essay should be well organized, logical, and unified, as well as original and insightful. You should incorporate information from your course textbook and one other credible academic source to support your essay.

Many people believe that the testimony of one confident eyewitness should be enough to convict a defendant of a crime. You will discuss whether you agree or disagree with this widely held belief about memory. You will explain the cognitive processes of perception, attention and memory. You will discuss how the cognitive processes of perception and attention might influence the accuracy of memories. You will also outline some additional factors that might influence the accuracy of eyewitness testimonies, supporting your discussion with information from the course textbook or outside credible academic source.

Many people also believe that a more confident eyewitness is a more accurate one. You will discuss whether you agree or disagree with this widely held belief about memory. You will explain the relationship between memory confidence and memory accuracy, supporting your discussion with information from the course textbook or outside credible academic source.

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The guidelines for your paper are as follows: