Dr Rachel Taylor
BA (Hons) Manchester; PhD Manchester
Main Teaching Areas:
Social Psychology, Forensic Psychology
Taylor R. and Rolfe C. (2009). “Well you made me do it!!” Perceptions of the target and perpetrators of everyday deceptions. Social Psychology Review, 11, 51-56.
Taylor, R. & Hick, R.F. (2007). Believed cues to deception: Judgements in self-generated serious and trivial situations. Legal and Criminological Psychology, 12, 321-331.
Taylor, R. & Hill-Davies, C. (2004). Parents and non-parents beliefs about the cues to deception in children. Psychology, Crime and Law, 10, 455-464.
Lakhani, M. & Taylor, R. (2003). Beliefs about the cues to deception in high and low stake situations. Psychology, Crime and Law, 9, 357-368.
Vrij, A., & Taylor, R. (2003). Police officers’ and students beliefs about telling and detecting trivial and serious lies. International Journal of Police Science and Management, 5, 41-49.
Taylor, R. and Gozna, L.F. Deception: A Young Person’s Life Skill? Published December 2010 by Psychology Press.
Recent Conference Presentations
Taylor, R. (2010). The effects of stakes and motive on negotiation of blame. Paper presented at the 20th Conference of the European Association of Psychology and Law. Gothenburg, Sweden. June 2010
Taylor, R. & Gozna, L.F. (2010). Adolescent deception: Boundaries, Strategies and Blame. Paper presented at the 20th Conference of the European Association of Psychology and Law. Gothenburg, Sweden. June 2010
Taylor, R., Mayer, P., & Bowers, D. (2010). Development of commitment to elective groups: Parents, peers and geographical proximity. Paper presented at the British Psychological Society Social Section Conference. Winchester, UK. September 2010.
Taylor, R. & Nash, P. (2006). Decision-making during deceptive interactions: Sender and receiver perspectives. Paper presented at the 16th Conference of the European Association of Psychology and Law. Liverpool. June 2006.
Taylor, R. & Rolfe, C. (2005). Believed cues to deception: A qualitative investigation. Paper presented at the 15th Conference of the European Association of Psychology and Law. Vilnius, Lithuania. July 2005.
Graduate Member of British Psychological Society
Member of European Association of Psychology and Law
Member of European Association of Social Psychology
Member of the Society for Applied Research in Memory and Cognition
Member of the International Investigative Interviewing Research Group
Deception and the detection of deception, verbal and non-verbal communication, commitment to self-selecting groups.
Deception in adolescence (in collaboration with Dr Lynsey Gozna, University of Lincoln)
Believed cues to deception
The development of commitment to subordinate and superordinate self-selecting groups
Current Research Students
Dan Bowers (MPhil/PhD)
Sarah Jones (MPhil/PhD)
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