Hugo Münsterberg

Hugo Münsterberg had a large impact on forensic psychology. Although he started his investigations in industrial psychology, he eventually explored eyewitness testimony. It has been implied that his views on women in the courtroom, and in general, were negative.

Using the library, Internet, or any other available materials, discuss the following in 4-5 paragraphs:

  • Discuss his reasons for stating that eyewitness testimony was not reliable.
  • How did he come to this conclusion?
  • What is the general opinion on eyewitness testimony today?
  • Do you believe his views on women affect his conclusions?
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