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dr. L. Weiher (Lynn)

Assistant Professor

About Me

My research aims to 1) improve investigative interviewing practices aiming towards obtaining high-quality information by using evidence-based procedures. And 2), advance interview practices with vulnerable citizens.

Further, I test motion capture (XSens) as a bias free real time measure of rapport (i.e., mimicry) within interpersonal communication.

 

Expertise

Medicine & Life Sciences
Emotional Adjustment
Law Enforcement
Oral Hygiene
Police
Psychological Adaptation
Self Concept
Social Sciences
Hygiene
Law Enforcement Officers

Research

I aim to 1) improve investigative interviewing practices aiming towards obtaining high-quality information by using evidence-based procedures. And 2), advance interview practices with vulnerable citizens:

1) Building directly from my PhD, I will use my expertise regarding interpersonal communication and rapport to realise facilitation of behaviour change. To develop a clearer understanding of the mechanism that explained how rapport can facilitate behaviour change, I plan to continue studying rapport combining motion capture suits and VR.

2) This theme develops my expertise in interpersonal communication and applies it to additional police-citizen interactions beyond the case of reluctant suspects. At present we have some understanding of the inputs (e.g. interview style) and the outcomes (e.g. disclosed information) but very limited understanding of the dynamic process of the interaction itself – especially in regard to vulnerable interviewees. E.g., I aim to develop training packages to improve interviewer conduct and help them to facilitate cooperation from interviewees that may find it especially difficult to engage in the interview process.

Publications

Recent
Weiher, L. , Watson, S. J., & Luther, K. (2021). The Impact of Interview Style on the Development and Maintenance of Rapport While Testing a Novel Measure for Rapport. Abstract from European Association of Psychology and Law Conference.
Taylor, P., Banks, F., Jolley, D., Ellis, D. , Watson, S. , Weiher, L., Davidson, B., & Julku, J. (2021). Oral hygiene effects verbal and nonverbal displays of confidence. Journal of social psychology, 161(2), 182-196. https://doi.org/10.1080/00224545.2020.1784825
Other Contributions

Peer Reviewed Papers

Weiher, L. (2021, December 16). An Academic Christmas Carol: A ghost story of Christmas. Retrieved    from osf.io/b934h (https://osf.io/45gxf/)

Weiher, L. (2020). The impact of interview style on the development, maintenance, and transfer of rapport (Doctoral dissertation, Lancaster University).

Peer Reviewed Conference Talks

Weiher, L., Watson, S. J., Luther, K., & Taylor, P. J. (2018, June). An investigation of rapport maintenance over multiple interviews – Does PEACE hold any advantage over Reid? Paper presented at the European Association of Psychology and Law Conference, Turku, Finland.

Weiher, L., Watson, S. J., Luther, K., & Taylor, P. J. (2018, June). An investigation of rapport maintenance over multiple interviews – Does PEACE hold any advantage over Reid? Paper presented at the CREST international conference on Behavioural and Social Sciences in Security, Lancaster, UK. 

Weiher, L., Watson, S. J., Luther, K., & Taylor, P. J. (2018, June). Capturing coordination to predict outcomes in investigative interviews: Can motion capture technology finally provide a reliable measure of rapport? Paper presented at the American Psychology-Law Society Conference, Memphis, Tennessee, USA[1].

Weiher, L., & Riesner, L. (2017, May). Beauty or the Beast? -  The impact of attractiveness, type of crime and gender on the general public’s need of punishment. Paper presented at the European Association of Psychology and Law Conference, Mechelen, Belgium. 

Weiher, L., Luther, K., & Taylor, P. J. (2017, June). Three-minute thesis. Paper presented at the Postgraduate Psychology Conference, Lancaster, UK. 

Invited Talks

Weiher, L., Watson, S. J., Luther, K., & Taylor, P. J. (2019, May). Effects of the investigator's interviewing style on the establishment, maintenance and transference of rapport. Paper presented at the Psychology Seminar Series 2018/19 at Newcastle University, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK. 

Poster presentations

Weiher, L., Watson, S. J., Luther K., & Taylor, P. J. (2018, September). The Role of Rapport in the Investigative Interview – Exploring Motion-Capture Equipment as a Potential Measure for Rapport. Poster presented at the CRESTfest, Cheltenham, UK. https://crestresearch.ac.uk/resources/weiher-rapport-investigative-interview/

Weiher, L., Winters, C., Taylor, P. J., & Luther, K. (2018, July). Reciprocity as social influence: The influence of social reciprocity on information provision in the investigative interview. Poster presented at the CREST international conference on Behavioural and Social Sciences in Security, Lancaster, UK. 

Weiher, L., Luther, K. & Taylor, P. J. (2017, November). Through the Looking Glass: Exploring the relationship between nonverbal and verbal behaviour on rapport and dyadic cooperation. Poster presented at the Defence and Security Doctoral Symposium 2017, Swindon, UK. https://crestresearch.ac.uk/resources/lynn-weiher-poster/

Weiher, L., Luther, K. & Taylor, P. J. (2017, November). Through the Looking Glass: Exploring the relationship between nonverbal and verbal behaviour on rapport and dyadic cooperation. Poster presented at the CREST conference, Reading, UK.  

Courses Academic Year  2021/2022

Courses in the current academic year are added at the moment they are finalised in the Osiris system. Therefore it is possible that the list is not yet complete for the whole academic year.
 

Contact Details

Visiting Address

University of Twente
Drienerlolaan 5
7522 NB Enschede
The Netherlands

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Mailing Address

University of Twente
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands