The Psychology-and-Law Research Group
The Psychology-and-Law Research Group . From left to right: Svein Magnussen, Gunn Baugerud, Dag-Erik Eilertsen, Ellen Wessel, Ulf Stridbeck, Miriam Sinkerud, Asbjørn Rachlew, Annika Melinder, Tim Brennen
About the group
This is a cross-disiplinary research group, focusing on studies of the psychology of eyewitness testimony.
Emanating from the fields of cognitive psychology, developmental psychology and social psychology, the research on eyewitnesses in everyday and forensic contexts covers a wide range of basic and applied research questions, employs a wide range of research designs, and combines qualitative analyses with hard-core experimental data.
The research of the psychology and law group mirrors this broad-scale approach, combining studies of factors affecting the performance of eyewitnesses with studies of decision processes involved in the judgments of reliability and credibility of witnesses. The research group participates in the Nordic Network on Psychology and Law.