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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: •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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Forensic Psychology DB1NameClassDateProfessorEye Witness Testimony Hugo Mnsterberg was a pioneer of applied psychology whose interest in psychology began at a young age. One area of interest for Mnsterberg was the relation of psychology to the legal profession. The main point topic of many of his papers involved the eye witness testimony. Mnsterberg found the memory of the eye witness is not always accurate and different eye witnesses could provide different testimony after viewing the same crime. Mnsterberg blamed the different accounts of the same crime scene on the different interests, experiences, and biases of the witness and found they will directly impact their testimony. Mnsterberg found eye witnesses are unable to accurately remember details of the crime scene and due to this fact the trial outcome could be affected. Mnsterberg came to these conclusions after conducting research with eye witnesses. He conducted research on eye witnesses by taking their statement immediately after they observed the crime scene. Even minutes after viewing the crime scene the different eye witnesses gave different accounts on the crim. Based on Mns

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