Professor Paul J Taylor
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Paul Taylor (Ph.D., CPsychol) is interested in the processes that underpin cooperation and violence. Using experimental, archival and field research, he has studied both the fundamental nature of human interaction and, more practically, the kinds of verbal and nonverbal behaviours that promote cooperation and peaceful resolutions.
Paul’s work considers a range of forensic contexts. He has examined the interpersonal dynamics of crisis negotiations, police interrogations, pub fights, vetting interviews, and serious sexual assaults. He has also used ‘process’ methodologies to study life stories, such as the factors that precede violence in the lives of male and female terrorists. Common patterns emerge over these contexts, which have provided Paul the basis to give operational support and training to law enforcement agencies worldwide.
Paul is Professor of Psychology at Lancaster University, UK, and Professor of Human Interaction at Twente University, The Netherlands. At Lancaster, he directs Security-Lancaster, a University-wide centre of excellence comprising 45 staff and the latest in research and training facilities. He is editor of Legal and Criminological Psychology, and has himself published in journals such as Law and Human Behavior, Journal of Applied Psychology, and Psychological Science.
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Paul J Taylor's Publications
Taylor, P., Tomblin, S., Conchie, S., & Van der Zee, S. (2013). Cross-cultural deception detection. In Vrij, A., Granhag, P. A., & Verschuere, B. (Eds.), Deception detection: Current challenges and cognitive approaches. Chichester: Wiley Blackwell.
Taylor, P., Dando, C., Ormerod, T., Ball, L., Jenkins, M., Sandham, A., & Menacere, T. (2013). Detecting insider threats to organizations through language change. Law and Human Behavior, 37(4), 267-275doi: 10.1037/lhb0000032
Wall, H., J. Taylor, P., Dixon, J., Conchie, S., & Ellis, D. (2013). Rich contexts do not always enrich the accuracy of personality judgements. Journal of experimental social psychology, 49(6), 1190-1195doi: 10.1016/j.jesp.2013.05.010
Wells, S., Taylor, P., & Giebels, E. (2013). Crisis negotiation: from suicide to terrorism intervention. In Olekalns, M., & Adair, W. (Eds.), Handbook of research in negotiation. (pp. 473-498). London: Edward Elgar.
Prentice, S., Taylor, P., Rayson, P., & Giebels, E. (2012). Differentiating act from ideology: evidence from messages for and against violent extremism. Negotiation and Conflict Management Research, 5(3), 289-306doi: 10.1111/j.1750-4716.2012.00103.x
Prentice, S., Rayson, P., & Taylor, P. (2012). The language of Islamic extremism: towards an automated identification of beliefs, motivations and justifications. International Journal of Corpus Linguistics, 17(2), 259-286doi: 10.1075/ijcl.17.2.05pre
Conchie, S., Taylor, P., & Donald, I. J. (2012). Promoting safety voice with safety-specific transformational leadership: the mediating role of two dimensions of trust. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, 17(1), 105-115doi: 10.1037/a0025101
Vartanian, O., Stewart, K., Mandel, D., Pavlovic, N., McLellan, L., & Taylor, P. (2012). Personality assessment and behavioral prediction at first impression. Personality and Individual Differences, 52(3), 250-254doi: 10.1016/j.paid.2011.05.024
Taylor, P., Donald, I. J., Jacques, K., & Conchie, S. (2012). Jaccard’s heel: are radex models of criminal behaviour falsifiable when derived using Jaccard coefficient?. Legal and Criminological Psychology, 17(1), 41-58doi: 10.1348/135532510X518371
Bennell, C., Snook, B., MacDonald, S., House, J., & Taylor, P. (2012). Computerized crime linkage systems: A critical review and research agenda. Criminal Justice and Behavior, 39(5), 620-634doi: 10.1177/0093854811435210
Snook, B., Luther, K., House, J., Bennell, C., & Taylor, P. (2012). The Violent Crime Linkage Analysis System: A Test of Interrater Reliability. Criminal Justice and Behavior, 39(5), 607-619doi: 10.1177/0093854811435208
Giebels, E., & Taylor, P. (2012). Tuning into the right wavelength: The importance of culture for effective crisis negotiation. In St-Yves, M., & Collins, P. (Eds.), The psychology of crisis intervention for law enforcement officers. (pp. 277-294). Toronto: Carswell.
Levine, M., Taylor, P., & Best, R. (2011). Third-parties, violence and conflict resolution: the role of group size and collective action in the micro-regulation of violence. Psychological Science, 22(3), 406-412doi: 10.1177/0956797611398495
Prentice, S., Taylor, P. J., Rayson, P., Hoskins, A., & O'Loughlin, B. (2011). Analyzing the semantic content and persuasive composition of extremist media: a case study of texts produced during the Gaza conflict. Information Systems Frontiers Journal, 13(1), 61-73doi: 10.1007/s10796-010-9272-y
Beune, K., Giebels, E., & Taylor, P. J. (2010). Patterns of Interaction in Police Interviews: The Role of Cultural Dependency. Criminal Justice and Behavior, 37(8), 904-925doi: 10.1177/0093854810369623
Bennell, C., Bloomfield, S., Snook, B., Taylor, P., & Barnes, C. (2010). Linkage analysis in cases of serial burglary: comparing the performance of university students, police professionals, and a logistic regression model. Psychology Crime & Law, 16(6), 507-524doi: 10.1080/10683160902971030
Giebels, E., & Taylor, P. (2010). Interaction patterns of social influence in crisis negotiation. In Rogan, R., & Lanceley, F. (Eds.), Contemporary theory, research, and practice of crisis and hostage negotiation. (pp. 59-76). Cresskill, NJ: Hampton Press.
Giebels, E., & Taylor, P. (2010). Être sur la même longueur d'onde : la communication interculturelle en contexte de négociation de crise. In St-Yves, M., & Collins, P. (Eds.), The psychology of police-based crisis intervention. Editions Yvon Blais.
Bennell, C., Emeno, K., Snook, B., Taylor, P., & Goodwill, A. (2009). The precision, accuracy and efficiency of geographic profiling predictions: a simple heuristic versus mathematical algorithms. Crime Mapping: A Journal of Research and Practice, 1(2), 65-84
Snook, B., Taylor, P. J., Gendreau, P., & Bennell, C. (2009). On the need for scientific experimentation in the criminal profiling field: a reply to Dern and colleagues. Criminal Justice and Behavior, 36(10), 1091-1094doi: 10.1177/0093854809344820
Snook, B., Cullen, R. M., Bennell, C., Taylor, P. J., & Gendreau, P. (2008). The criminal profiling illusion: What's behind the smoke and mirrors?. Criminal Justice and Behavior, 35(10), 1257-1276doi: 10.1177/0093854808321528
Ormerod, T. C., Barrett, E., & Taylor, P. J. (2008). Investigative Sense-Making in Criminal Contexts. In Shraagen, J. M., Militello, L., Ormerod, T. C., & Lipshitz, R. (Eds.), Macrocognition and Naturalistic Decision Making. London: Ashgate.
Snook, B., Haines, A., Taylor, P. J., & Bennell, C. (2007). Criminal Profiling Belief and Use: A Study of Canadian Police Officer Opinion. Canadian Journal of Police & Security Services, 5(3), 169-179
Bennell, C., Taylor, P., & Snook, B. (2007). Clinical versus actuarial geographic profiling approaches: a review of the research. Police Practice and Research, 8(4), 335-345doi: 10.1080/15614260701615037
Taylor, P. J., & Donald, I. J. (2007). Testing the relationship between local cue-response patterns and global dimensions of communication behavior. British Journal of Social Psychology, 46(2), 273-298doi: 10.1348/014466606X112454
Bennell, C., Snook, B., Taylor, P. J., & Corey, S. (2007). 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. Criminal Justice and Behavior, 34(1), 119-132doi: 10.1177/0093854806290161
Bennell, C., Jones, N., Taylor, P. J., & Snook, B. (2006). Validities and Abilities in Criminal Profiling: A Critique of the Studies Conducted by Richard Kocsis and His Colleagues. International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, 50(3), 344-360doi: 10.1177/0306624X05277660
Donald, I., Taylor, P. J., Johnson, S., Cooper, C., Cartwright, S., & Robertson, S. (2005). Work Environments, Stress, and Productivity: An Examination Using ASSET. International Journal of Stress Management, 12(4), 409-423
Johnson, S., Cooper, C., Cartwright, S., Donald, I., Taylor, P. J., & Millet, C. (2005). The experience of work-related stress across occupations. Journal of Managerial Psychology, 20(2), 178-187doi: 10.1108/02683940510579803
Taylor, P. J., Bennell, C., Snook, B., & Zito, M. (2005). On the complexity and accuracy of geographic profiling strategies. Journal of Quantitative Criminology, 21(1), 1-26doi: 10.1007/s10940-004-1785-4
Taylor, P. J., & Donald, I. (2004). The structure of communication behavior in simulated and actual crisis negotiations. Human Communication Research, 30(4), 443-478doi: 10.1111/j.1468-2958.2004.tb00741.x
Taylor, P. J., & Donald, I. J. (2003). Foundations and Evidence for an Interaction-based Approach to Conflict Negotiation. International Journal of Conflict Management, 14(3/4), 213-232doi: 10.1108/eb022899
Taylor, P. J. (2002). A partial order scalogram analysis of communication behavior in crisis negotiation with the prediction of outcome. International Journal of Conflict Management, 13(1), 4-37doi: 10.1108/eb022865