Week 8: Conclusion
You have learned about the psychology involved in obtaining evidence from eyewitnesses, and have followed two very different police investigations through to their conclusion. This week, you will look at some new psychological research on eyewitnesses and explore psychology more broadly.
At the start of this course, you completed a quiz designed to test your knowledge of how your own memory works. During the course you have learned a lot about how memory and other mental processes, such as attention, work. This knowledge has already been put to the test with regard to evaluating the investigations of DI Bullet and DS Sund, and in the next section you will get the chance to test it further in the end-of-course quiz.
Rather than test your memory of what you have learned, the quiz requires you to apply this knowledge. This means you must consider what you know and think how it relates to the question being asked. Do feel free to look back at relevant sections of the course and re-read the specific area being asked about – just remember that you will not find the actual answer within the course.
Following the quiz, you’ll look at some of the latest research being conducted in the area, at the broader work of forensic psychologists and also at how you can learn more about psychology.