Elizabeth Loftus: How Reliable Is Your Memory?

The Secrets to Winning Podcast with Dr. Bhrett McCabe

Episode Summary

This week's episode is unique and one in which I wanted to get out of my comfort zone a little bit. Our guest is Dr. Elizabeth Loftus, a world-renowned expert in memory and how memories can shape and shift our experiences. When we look back at our memories and past experiences, whether positive or negative, we see how those experiences can be shaped to create a better story in our life and how they define and shift how we think about the future. For instance, if we did wasn't very good or we weren't very effective at accomplishing a certain task, the natural inclination would be to bring that negativity to a new challenge.

Then, it got me thinking, "If a coach or leader is working with a player or team member, do the things we say in the moment create a better snapshot of memory for that particular person moving forward? If the next time that person is faced with a challenge, will he/she approach it with more confidence based on the previous interaction they had with us?" This is a fascinating conversation I had with Dr. Loftus about why our memory isn't what we thought it was. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!