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Professor Paul J Taylor

Professor Paul J Taylor

Professor

Fylde College
Lancaster University
Bailrigg
Lancaster
United Kingdom
LA1 4YF

+44 (0)1524 594421

Research Interests

I'm interested in how people cooperate. Using experimental, archival and field research, I've studied both the fundamental behavioral and cognitive procsses that make human interaction possible and, more practically, the kinds of tactics and policies that promote peaceful resolutions.

I place a high value on ecological validity. Consequently I've examined the interpersonal dynamics of crisis negotiations, police interrogations, pub fights, vetting interviews, and serious sexual assaults. I've also used ‘process’ methodologies to study contextual determinants of cooperation, such as the factors that precede violence in the lives of male and female terrorists. Common patterns emerge over these contexts, and these provide the basis of operational support and training to law enforcement agencies worldwide.

I'm a Professor of Psychology at Lancaster University, UK, and Professor of Human Interaction at Twente University, The Netherlands. At Lancaster, I direct Security-Lancaster, a University-wide centre of excellence comprising ~60 staff and the latest in research and training facilities. I edit Legal and Criminological Psychology.

Read more at: http://www.pauljtaylor.com

Lab details at: http://www.lab.pauljtaylor.com

 

Paul J Taylor's Publications

In Press

Verbal lie detection

Vrij, A., Taylor, P. J. & Picornell, I. expected in 2015 Communication in forensic contexts: integrated approaches from psychology and linguistics. Oxburgh, G., Myklebust, T., Grant, T. & Milne, B. (eds.). Wiley

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter (peer-reviewed)

Investigative psychology

Taylor, P. J., Bennell, C., Snook, B. & Porter, L. 2014 APA handbook of forensic psychology. Cutler, B. & Zapf, P. (eds.). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter (peer-reviewed)

2014

AMAB: automated measurement and analysis of body motion

Poppe, R., Van der Zee, S., Heylen, D. & Taylor, P. J. 09/2014 In : Behavior Research Methods. 46, 3, p. 625-633 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Language style matching and police interrogation outcomes

Richardson, B., Taylor, P. J., Snook, B., Conchie, S. & Bennell, C. 08/2014 In : Law and Human Behavior. 38, 4, p. 357-366 10 p.

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Cross-cultural deception detection

Taylor, P., Larner, S., Conchie, S. & Van der Zee, S. 2014 Deception detection: current challenges and cognitive approaches. Granhag, P. A., Vrij, A. & Verschuere, B. (eds.). Chichester: Wiley Blackwell, p. 175-202 28 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter (peer-reviewed)

The role of language in conflict and conflict resolution

Taylor, P. J. 2014 The Oxford handbook of language and social psychology. Holtgraves, T. (ed.). Oxford: Oxford University Press, p. 459-470 12 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter (peer-reviewed)

2013

Rich contexts do not always enrich the accuracy of personality judgements

Wall, H., J. Taylor, P., Dixon, J., Conchie, S. & Ellis, D. 11/2013 In : Journal of experimental social psychology. 49, 6, p. 1190-1195 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Detecting insider threats to organizations through language change

Taylor, P., Dando, C., Ormerod, T., Ball, L., Jenkins, M., Sandham, A. & Menacere, T. 08/2013 In : Law and Human Behavior. 37, 4, p. 267-275 9 p.

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Myths and realities of female-perpetrated terrorism

Jacques, K. & Taylor, P. 02/2013 In : Law and Human Behavior. 37, 1, p. 35-44 10 p.

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Crisis negotiation: from suicide to terrorism intervention

Wells, S., Taylor, P. & Giebels, E. 2013 Handbook of research in negotiation. Olekalns, M. & Adair, W. (eds.). London: Edward Elgar, p. 473-498 26 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter (peer-reviewed)

How technology is revolutionising our understanding of human cooperation

Taylor, P. J. 2013 Twente: Twente University Press.

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

2012

Editorial

Taylor, P. J. 09/2012 In : Legal and Criminological Psychology. 17, 2, p. 195-195 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

Differentiating act from ideology: evidence from messages for and against violent extremism

Prentice, S., Taylor, P., Rayson, P. & Giebels, E. 08/2012 In : Negotiation and Conflict Management Research. 5, 3, p. 289-306 18 p.

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Expanding the horizons of terrorism and political violence research

Giebels, E. & Taylor, P. 08/2012 In : Negotiation and Conflict Management Research. 5, 3, p. 235-238 4 p.

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The Violent Crime Linkage Analysis System: A Test of Interrater Reliability

Snook, B., Luther, K., House, J., Bennell, C. & Taylor, P. 05/2012 In : Criminal Justice and Behavior. 39, 5, p. 607-619 13 p.

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Jaccard’s heel: are radex models of criminal behaviour falsifiable when derived using Jaccard coefficient?

Taylor, P., Donald, I. J., Jacques, K. & Conchie, S. 02/2012 In : Legal and Criminological Psychology. 17, 1, p. 41-58 18 p.

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Personality assessment and behavioral prediction at first impression

Vartanian, O., Stewart, K., Mandel, D., Pavlovic, N., McLellan, L. & Taylor, P. 02/2012 In : Personality and Individual Differences. 52, 3, p. 250-254 5 p.

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Promoting safety voice with safety-specific transformational leadership: the mediating role of two dimensions of trust

Conchie, S., Taylor, P. & Donald, I. J. 01/2012 In : Journal of Occupational Health Psychology. 17, 1, p. 105-115 11 p.

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Computerized crime linkage systems: A critical review and research agenda

Bennell, C., Snook, B., MacDonald, S., House, J. & Taylor, P. 2012 In : Criminal Justice and Behavior. 39, 5, p. 620-634 14 p.

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The language of Islamic extremism: towards an automated identification of beliefs, motivations and justifications

Prentice, S., Rayson, P. & Taylor, P. 2012 In : International Journal of Corpus Linguistics. 17, 2, p. 259-286 28 p.

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Tuning into the right wavelength: The importance of culture for effective crisis negotiation

Giebels, E. & Taylor, P. 2012 The psychology of crisis intervention for law enforcement officers. St-Yves, M. & Collins, P. (eds.). Toronto: Carswell, p. 277-294 18 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter (peer-reviewed)

2011

Trust and distrust in safety leadership: mirror reflections?

Conchie, S., Taylor, P. J. & Charlton, A. 10/2011 In : Safety Science. 49, 8-9, p. 1208-1214 7 p.

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Analyzing the semantic content and persuasive composition of extremist media: a case study of texts produced during the Gaza conflict

Prentice, S., Taylor, P. J., Rayson, P., Hoskins, A. & O'Loughlin, B. 03/2011 In : Information Systems Frontiers . 13, 1, p. 61-73 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Third-parties, violence and conflict resolution: the role of group size and collective action in the micro-regulation of violence

Levine, M., Taylor, P. & Best, R. 03/2011 In : Psychological Science. 22, 3, p. 406-412

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2010

Patterns of Interaction in Police Interviews: The Role of Cultural Dependency

Beune, K., Giebels, E. & Taylor, P. J. 08/2010 In : Criminal Justice and Behavior. 37, 8, p. 904-925 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Être sur la même longueur d'onde : la communication interculturelle en contexte de négociation de crise

Giebels, E. & Taylor, P. 2010 Psychologie de l'intervention policière en situation de crise. St-Yves, M. & Collins, P. (eds.). Editions Yvon Blais

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter (peer-reviewed)

Interaction patterns of social influence in crisis negotiation

Giebels, E. & Taylor, P. 2010 Contemporary theory, research, and practice of crisis and hostage negotiation. Rogan, R. & Lanceley, F. (eds.). Cresskill, NJ: Hampton Press, p. 59-76 18 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter (peer-reviewed)

Linkage analysis in cases of serial burglary: comparing the performance of university students, police professionals, and a logistic regression model

Bennell, C., Bloomfield, S., Snook, B., Taylor, P. & Barnes, C. 2010 In : Psychology Crime & Law. 16, 6, p. 507-524 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2009

On the need for scientific experimentation in the criminal profiling field: a reply to Dern and colleagues

Snook, B., Taylor, P. J., Gendreau, P. & Bennell, C. 10/2009 In : Criminal Justice and Behavior. 36, 10, p. 1091-1094 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

The Bounds of Cognitive Heuristic Performance on the Geographic Profiling Task

Taylor, P. J., Bennell, C. & Snook, B. 04/2009 In : Applied Cognitive Psychology. 23, 3, p. 410-430 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Interaction Patterns in Crisis Negotiations: Persuasive Arguments and Cultural Differences

Giebels, E. & Taylor, P. J. 01/2009 In : Journal of Applied Psychology. 94, 1, p. 5-19 15 p.

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Female terrorism: a review

Jacques, K. & Taylor, P. J. 2009 In : Terrorism and Political Violence. 21, 3, p. 499-515 17 p.

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The precision, accuracy and efficiency of geographic profiling predictions: a simple heuristic versus mathematical algorithms

Bennell, C., Emeno, K., Snook, B., Taylor, P. & Goodwill, A. 2009 In : Crime Mapping: A Journal of Research and Practice. 1, 2, p. 65-84 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2008

The criminal profiling illusion: what's behind the smoke and mirrors?

Snook, B., Cullen, R. M., Bennell, C., Taylor, P. J. & Gendreau, P. 10/2008 In : Criminal Justice and Behavior. 35, 10, p. 1257-1276 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Linguistic style matching and negotiation outcome.

Taylor, P. J. & Thomas, S. 08/2008 In : Negotiation and Conflict Management Research. 1, 3, p. 263-281 19 p.

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Analysing forensic processes: taking time into account

Taylor, P., Jacques, K., Giebels, E., Levine, M. & Gendreau, P. 2008 In : Issues in Forensic Psychology. 8, p. 45-57 13 p.

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Investigative sense-making in criminal contexts

Ormerod, T. C., Barrett, E. & Taylor, P. J. 2008 Macrocognition and naturalistic decision making. Shraagen, J. M., Militello, L., Ormerod, T. C. & Lipshitz, R. (eds.). London: Ashgate

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter (peer-reviewed)

Male and female suicide bombers : different sexes, different reasons?

Jacques, K. & Taylor, P. J. 2008 In : Studies in Conflict and Terrorism. 31, 4, p. 304-326 23 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2007

Role Effects in Negotiation: The One-Down Phenomenon

Donohue, W. A. & Taylor, P. J. 07/2007 In : Negotiation Journal. 23, 3, p. 307-331 25 p.

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It's no riddle, choose the middle: the effect of number of crimes and topographical detail on police officer predictions of serial burglars' home locations.

Bennell, C., Snook, B., Taylor, P. J. & Corey, S. 1/01/2007 In : Criminal Justice and Behavior. 34, 1, p. 119-132 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Testing the relationship between local cue-response patterns and global dimensions of communication behavior.

Taylor, P. J. & Donald, I. J. 1/01/2007 In : British Journal of Social Psychology. 46, 2, p. 273-298 26 p.

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Clinical versus actuarial geographic profiling approaches: a review of the research

Bennell, C., Taylor, P. & Snook, B. 2007 In : Police Practice and Research. 8, 4, p. 335-345 11 p.

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Criminal Profiling Belief and Use: A Study of Canadian Police Officer Opinion.

Snook, B., Haines, A., Taylor, P. J. & Bennell, C. 2007 In : Canadian Journal of Police and Security Services. 5, 3, p. 169-179 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Investigative psychology

Donald, I. J. & Taylor, P. 2007 Encyclopedia of law and society: American and global perspectives. Clark, D. S. (ed.). London: Sage

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter (peer-reviewed)

2006

Trust: Missing Piece(s) in the Safety Puzzle.

Conchie, S., Donald, I. & Taylor, P. J. 10/2006 In : Risk Analysis. 26, 5, p. 1097-1104 8 p.

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Validities and Abilities in Criminal Profiling: A Critique of the Studies Conducted by Richard Kocsis and His Colleagues.

Bennell, C., Jones, N., Taylor, P. J. & Snook, B. 06/2006 In : International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology. 50, 3, p. 344-360 17 p.

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Proximity coefficients as a measure of interrelationships in sequences of behavior.

Taylor, P. J. 02/2006 In : Behavior Research Methods. 38, 1, p. 42-50 9 p.

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Differentiating sexual violence: A comparison of sexual homicide and rape.

Salfati, C. G. & Taylor, P. J. 2006 In : Psychology, Crime and Law. 12, 2, p. 107-125 19 p.

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Hostage negotiation opens up

Taylor, P. & Donohue, W. A. 2006 The negotiator's fieldbook: the desk reference for the experienced negotiator. Schneider, A. & Honeymoon, C. (eds.). Chicago: American Bar Association, p. 667-674 8 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter (peer-reviewed)

2005

Work Environments, Stress, and Productivity: An Examination Using ASSET.

Donald, I., Taylor, P. J., Johnson, S., Cooper, C., Cartwright, S. & Robertson, S. 11/2005 In : International Journal of Stress Management. 12, 4, p. 409-423 15 p.

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Geographic profiling - The debate continues: Ten problems with the Rossmo and Filer defence of computer profiling.

Bennell, C., Snook, B. & Taylor, P. J. 10/2005 In : Blue Line Magazine. p. 34-36 3 p.

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Shortcuts to Geographic Profiling Success: A Reply to Rossmo (2005).

Snook, B., Taylor, P. J. & Bennell, C. 07/2005 In : Applied Cognitive Psychology. 19, 5, p. 655-661 7 p.

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Man versus machine: The case of geographic profiling.

Snook, B., Taylor, P. J. & Bennell, C. 04/2005 In : Blue Line Magazine. p. 56

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On the complexity and accuracy of geographic profiling strategies

Taylor, P. J., Bennell, C., Snook, B. & Zito, M. 1/01/2005 In : Journal of Quantitative Criminology. 21, 1, p. 1-26 26 p.

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The experience of work-related stress across occupations.

Johnson, S., Cooper, C., Cartwright, S., Donald, I., Taylor, P. J. & Millet, C. 2005 In : Journal of Managerial Psychology. 20, 2, p. 178-187 10 p.

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2004

The structure of communication behavior in simulated and actual crisis negotiations

Taylor, P. J. & Donald, I. 10/2004 In : Human Communication Research. 30, 4, p. 443-478 36 p.

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Geographic Profiling: The Fast, Frugal, and Accurate Way.

Snook, B., Taylor, P. J. & Bennell, C. 01/2004 In : Applied Cognitive Psychology. 18, 1, p. 105-121 17 p.

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2003

Foundations and Evidence for an Interaction-based Approach to Conflict Negotiation.

Taylor, P. J. & Donald, I. J. 2003 In : International Journal of Conflict Management. 14, 3/4, p. 213-232 20 p.

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Testing the Role Effect in Terrorist Negotiations.

Donohue, W. A. & Taylor, P. J. 2003 In : International Negotiation. 8, 3, p. 527-547 21 p.

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2002

A cylindrical model of communication behaviour in crisis negotiations.

Taylor, P. J. 1/01/2002 In : Human Communication Research. 28, 1, p. 7-48 42 p.

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A partial order scalogram analysis of communication behavior in crisis negotiation with the prediction of outcome.

Taylor, P. J. 2002 In : International Journal of Conflict Management. 13, 1, p. 4-37 34 p.

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Problems of classification in investigative psychology

Taylor, P., Bennell, C. & Snook, B. 2002 Classification, clustering, and data analysis: Recent advances and applications. Jajuga, K., Sokolowski, A. & Bock, H-H. (eds.). Heidelberg: Springer Verlag, p. 479-487 9 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter (peer-reviewed)