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Gísli Hannes Guðjónsson, CBE (born 26 October 1947) is a Professor of Forensic Psychology at the Institute of Psychiatry of King's College London. He is an internationally renowned authority on suggestibility and false confessions whose expert testimony was the basis for the convictions of the Birmingham Six and Guildford Four being overturned. He created the Gudjonsson suggestibility scale to measure how susceptible someone is to coercion during an interrogation.


He was born on 26 October 1947.

In 1982, he coined the term memory distrust syndrome, to describe those who distrust their own memories and are motivated to rely on external (non-self) sources to verify the accuracy of memories.

He was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2011 Queens Birthday Honours for services to clinical psychology.[1][2]



  • Gudjonsson,G (2002).The Psychology of Interrogations and Confessions. A Handbook. Wiley. ISBN 0470844612
  • Gudjonsson,G & Haward,L (1998).Forensic Psychology. A Guide to Practice. Routledge. ISBN 0415132916
  • Gudjonsson,G ( ).The Gudjonsson Suggestibility Scales Manual

Book ChaptersEdit


  • Psychology brings justice: the science of forensic psychology (Crim Behav Ment Health. 2003;13(3):159-67)
  • The relationship between confabulation and intellectual ability, memory, interrogative suggestibility and acquiescence. (Personality and Individual Differences, 1995)


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