Rethinking the Confident Eyewitness: A Reply to Wixted, Mickes, and Fisher.

@article{Berkowitz2018RethinkingTC,
  title={Rethinking the Confident Eyewitness: A Reply to Wixted, Mickes, and Fisher.},
  author={Shari R Berkowitz and Steven J. Frenda},
  journal={Perspectives on psychological science : a journal of the Association for Psychological Science},
  year={2018},
  volume={13 3},
  pages={336-338}
}
In the current issue, Wixted, Mickes, and Fisher make the claim that eyewitness memory is not inherently unreliable. They also describe specific conditions under which an eyewitness's confidence can be a reliable indicator of accuracy in the context of both recall and recognition. We argue, however, that calculating the probative value of eyewitness evidence is more complicated than the authors acknowledge. In this commentary, we raise several concerns about the collection and assessment of… CONTINUE READING
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