Professor Paul J Taylor

Professor

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.

The Manipulative Presentation Techniques of Controlling and Coercive Offenders
Watson, S.J., Luther, K., Jackson, J., Taylor, P.J., Alison, L. 25/07/2017
Speech

Culture moderates changes in linguistic self-presentation and detail provision when deceiving others
Taylor, P.J., Larner, S., Conchie, S.M., Menacere, T. 7/06/2017 In: Royal Society Open Science. 4, 11 p.
Journal article

Identifying insider attacks through language change in an immersive police operations simulation
Watson, S.J., Taylor, P.J., Conchie, S.M., Memole-Doodson, J.T., Jolley, D.R. 29/05/2017
Speech

'An error is feedback’: the experience of communication error management in crisis negotiations
Oostinga, M., Giebels, E., Taylor, P.J. 22/05/2017 In: Police Practice and Research. 14 p.
Journal article

Lessons from the extreme: what business negotiators can learn from hostage negotiations
Taylor, P.J., Donohue, W.A. 15/03/2017 In: The negotiator's desk reference. DRI Press ISBN: 9780982794616.
Chapter

A same kind of different: affordances, terrorism and the internet
Taylor, P.J., Holbrook, B.D., Joinson, A. 8/02/2017 In: Criminology and Public Policy. 16, 1, p. 127-133. 7 p.
Journal article

The cultural dimension of uncertainty avoidance impacts police-civilian interaction
Giebels, E., Oostinga, M., Taylor, P.J., Curtis, J.L. 02/2017 In: Law and Human Behavior. 41, 1, p. 93-102. 10 p.
Journal article

project SENSE – multimodal simulation with full-body real-time verbal and nonverbal interactions
Miri, H., Kolkmeier, J., Taylor, P.J., Poppe, R., Heylen, D. 15/11/2016 In: Intelligent Technologies for Interactive Entertainment. Springer p. 279-284. 6 p.
Chapter (peer-reviewed)

Utilising motion capture technology to identify trusted testimony in military encounters
Watson, S.J., Conchie, S.M., Taylor, P.J., Poppe, R. 2/11/2016
Poster

Mimicry in online conversations: an exploratory study of linguistic analysis techniques
Carrick, T., Rashid, A., Taylor, P.J. 18/08/2016 In: Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining (ASONAM), 2016 IEEE/ACM International Conference on. IEEE ISBN: 9781509028474. Electronic ISBN: 9781509028467.
Conference contribution

Geographic profiling survey: a preliminary examination of geographic profilers’ views and experiences
Emeno, K., Bennell, C., Snook, B., Taylor, P.J. 03/2016 In: International Journal of Police Science and Management. 18, 1, p. 3-12. 10 p.
Journal article

Getting the balance right?: a mismatch in interaction demands between target and judge impacts on judgement accuracy for some traits but not others
Wall, H., Taylor, P.J., Campbell, C. 01/2016 In: Personality and Individual Differences. 88, p. 66-72. 7 p.
Journal article

Verbal lie detection
Vrij, A., Taylor, P.J., Picornell, I. 13/11/2015 In: Communication in investigative and legal contexts. Wiley
Chapter (peer-reviewed)

Trust-based approaches to safety and production
Conchie, S.M., Woodcock, H.E., Taylor, P.J. 6/11/2015 In: The Wiley Blackwell handbook of the psychology of occupational safety and workplace health. Chichester : Wiley-Blackwell p. 111-132. 22 p.
Chapter (peer-reviewed)

Utilising motion capture technology to identify nonverbal indicators of trust judgements
Watson, S., Conchie, S., Taylor, P.J., Poppe, R. 23/08/2015
Speech

Weak signals as predictors of real-world phenomena in social media
Charitonidis, C., Rashid, A., Taylor, P.J. 19/06/2015 In: ASONAM '15 Proceedings of the 2015 IEEE/ACM International Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining 2015. New York : ACM p. 864-871. 8 p.
Paper

Investigative psychology
Taylor, P.J., Bennell, C., Snook, B., Porter, L. 12/2014 In: APA handbook of forensic psychology. Washington, DC : American Psychological Association
Chapter (peer-reviewed)

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.
Journal 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.
Journal article

Cross-cultural deception detection
Taylor, P., Larner, S., Conchie, S., Van der Zee, S. 2014 In: Deception detection. Chichester : Wiley Blackwell p. 175-202. 28 p.
Chapter (peer-reviewed)

The role of language in conflict and conflict resolution
Taylor, P.J. 2014 In: The Oxford handbook of language and social psychology. Oxford : Oxford University Press p. 459-470. 12 p.
Chapter (peer-reviewed)

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.
Journal 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.
Journal article

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.
Journal article

Crisis negotiation: from suicide to terrorism intervention
Wells, S., Taylor, P., Giebels, E. 2013 In: Handbook of research in negotiation. London : Edward Elgar p. 473-498. 26 p.
Chapter (peer-reviewed)

How technology is revolutionising our understanding of human cooperation
Taylor, P.J. 2013 Twente : Twente University Press.
Book

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

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.
Journal article

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.
Journal article

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.
Journal article

Questioning the assumptions: a critique of the Violent Crime Linkage Analysis System (ViCLAS)
Snook, B., Bennell, C., Taylor, P.J., House, J.C., MacDonald, S., Luther, K. 04/2012 In: Blue Line Magazine.
Journal article

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.
Journal article

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.
Journal article

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.
Journal article

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.
Journal article

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.
Journal article

Tuning into the right wavelength: The importance of culture for effective crisis negotiation
Giebels, E., Taylor, P. 2012 In: The psychology of crisis intervention for law enforcement officers. Toronto : Carswell p. 277-294. 18 p.
Chapter (peer-reviewed)

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.
Journal article

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.
Journal 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.
Journal article

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.
Journal article

Interaction patterns of social influence in crisis negotiation
Giebels, E., Taylor, P. 2010 In: Contemporary theory, research, and practice of crisis and hostage negotiation. Cresskill, NJ : Hampton Press p. 59-76. 18 p.
Chapter (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 and Law. 16, 6, p. 507-524. 18 p.
Journal article

Être sur la même longueur d'onde : la communication interculturelle en contexte de négociation de crise
Giebels, E., Taylor, P. 2010 In: Psychologie de l'intervention policière en situation de crise. Editions Yvon Blais
Chapter (peer-reviewed)

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, 4 p.
Editorial

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.
Journal 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.
Journal article

Female terrorism: a review
Jacques, K., Taylor, P.J. 2009 In: Terrorism and Political Violence. 21, 3, p. 499-515. 17 p.
Journal article

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.
Journal article

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.
Journal 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.
Journal article

Investigative sense-making in criminal contexts
Ormerod, T., Barrett, E., Taylor, P. 07/2008 In: Naturalistic decision making and macrocognition. London : Ashgate
Chapter (peer-reviewed)

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.
Journal article

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.
Journal article

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.
Journal article

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.
Journal 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.
Journal article

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.
Journal article

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.
Journal article

Investigative psychology
Donald, I.J., Taylor, P. 2007 In: Encyclopedia of law and society: American and global perspectives. London : Sage
Chapter (peer-reviewed)

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.
Journal article

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.
Journal article

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.
Journal article

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.
Journal article

Hostage negotiation opens up
Taylor, P., Donohue, W.A. 2006 In: The negotiator's fieldbook. Chicago : American Bar Association p. 667-674. 8 p.
Chapter (peer-reviewed)

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.
Journal article

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.
Journal article

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.
Journal article

Man versus machine: The case of geographic profiling.
Snook, B., Taylor, P.J., Bennell, C. 04/2005 In: Blue Line Magazine. p. 56.
Journal article

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.
Journal article

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.
Journal article

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.
Journal article

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.
Journal article

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.
Journal article

Testing the Role Effect in Terrorist Negotiations.
Donohue, W.A., Taylor, P.J. 2003 In: International Negotiation. 8, 3, p. 527-547. 21 p.
Journal article

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.
Journal article

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.
Journal article

Problems of classification in investigative psychology
Taylor, P., Bennell, C., Snook, B. 2002 In: Classification, clustering, and data analysis: Recent advances and applications. Heidelberg : Springer Verlag p. 479-487. 9 p.
Chapter (peer-reviewed)