McLeod, S. A. (2009). Eyewitness testimony. Retrieved from
The author of the article, Saul McLeod, is a psychology tutor and researcher for The University of Manchester, Division of Neuroscience & Experimental Psychology. He has also previously worked for Wigan and Leigh College, as a psychology lecturer for ten years. Saul has previously obtained a Bachelor of Science in psychology, a M.S. in research and methodology and quantitative methods, and a Ph.D. in psychology, from the University of Manchester.
The main idea of the article is questioning how reliable eye witness testimony really is to police and juries. The review proposes that research in area has been finding that eyewitness testimony can be affected by a variety of psychological factors. The key terms in the article are eyewitness testimony, cognitive, anxiety, stress, reconstructive memory, schemas, and weapon focus. Eyewitness testimony, reconstructive memory, schemas, and weapon focus were well defined, the other key terms were not.