Paul Taylor is Professor of Human Interaction at the University of Twente. His expertise is the collection and analysis of behaviour sequence data (often using technology), particularly the verbal and nonverbal data of interpersonal interactions. His work has developed a framework for understanding communicative sensemaking, developed novel ways of tracking social cohesion online, and built language-based tools for detecting insider threat. In October 2015, Paul became the inaugural director of the UK's Centre for Research and Evidence in Security Threats, which is funded by the UK security and intelligence agencies.
Lancaster University, UK
Professor of Psychology
Taylor, P. J., & Donohue, W. A. (2017). Lessons from the extreme: what business negotiators can learn from hostage negotiations. In C. Honeyman, & A. Schneider (Eds.), The negotiator's desk reference (Negotiator's Desk Reference). DRI Press.
Taylor, P. J., Holbrook, B. D., & Joinson, A. (2017). Same kind of different: affordances, terrorism, and the Internet. Criminology & Public Policy, 16(1), 127-133. DOI: 10.1111/1745-9133.12285
Taylor, P. J., Larner, S., Conchie, S. M., & Menacere, T. (2017). Culture moderates changes in linguistic self-presentation and detail provision when deceiving others. Royal Society Open Science, 4. DOI: 10.1098/rsos.170128
Oostinga, M., Giebels, E., & Taylor, P. J. (2017). Communication Error Management in Law Enforcement Interactions: a receiver's perspective. Psychology, crime & law.
Oostinga, M. S. D., Giebels, E., & Taylor, P. J. (2017). 'An error is feedback': The experience of communication error management in crisis negotiations. Police Practice and Research. DOI: 10.1080/15614263.2017.1326007
Giebels, E., Oostinga, M. S. D., Taylor, P. J., & Curtis, J. L. (2017). The cultural dimension of uncertainty avoidance impacts police-civilian interaction. Law and human behavior, 41(1), 93-102. DOI: 10.1037/lhb0000227
Wall, H., Taylor, P. J., & Campbell, C. (2016). Getting the balance right?: a mismatch in interaction demands between target and judge impacts on judgement accuracy for some traits but not others. Personality and individual differences, 88, 66-72. DOI: 10.1016/j.paid.2015.08.037
Carrick, T., Rashid, A., & Taylor, P. J. (2016). Mimicry in online conversations: an exploratory study of linguistic analysis techniques. In R. Kumar, J. Caverlee, & H. Tong (Eds.), Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining (ASONAM) : 2016 IEEE/ACM International Conference on (pp. 732-736). IEEE. DOI: 10.1109/ASONAM.2016.7752318
Miri, H., Kolkmeier, J., Taylor, P. J., Poppe, R., & Heylen, D. (2016). project SENSE: multimodal simulation with full-body real-time verbal and nonverbal interactions. In R. Poppe, J-J. Meyer, R. Veltkamp, & M. Dastani (Eds.), Intelligent Technologies for Interactive Entertainment: 8th International Conference, INTETAIN 2016, Utrecht, The Netherlands, June 28-30, 2016 (pp. 279-284). (Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering; Vol. 178). Cham: Springer. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-49616-0_28
Vrij, A., Taylor, P. J., & Picornell, I. (2015). Verbal lie detection. In G. Oxburgh, T. Myklebust, T. Grant, & R. Milne (Eds.), Communication in investigative and legal contexts: integrated approaches from forensic psychology, linguistics and law enforcement [Chapter 12] (Psychology of Crime, Policing and Law). Wiley. DOI: 10.1002/9781118769133.ch12
Conchie, S. M., Woodcock, H. E., & Taylor, P. J. (2015). Trust-based approaches to safety and production. In S. Clarke, T. M. Probst, F. Guldenmund, & J. Passmore (Eds.), The Wiley Blackwell handbook of the psychology of occupational safety and workplace health (pp. 111-132). (Wiley Blackwell handbooks in organizational psychology). Chichester, UK: Wiley-Blackwell. DOI: 10.1002/9781118979013.ch6
Charitonidis, C., Rashid, A., & Taylor, P. J. (2015). Weak signals as predictors of real-world phenomena in social media. In J. Pei, F. Silvestri, & J. Tang (Eds.), Proceedings of the 2015 IEEE/ACM International Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining: ASONAM 2015: Paris, France, August 25-28, 2015 (pp. 864-871). (ASONAM '15). New York, NY: ACM. DOI: 10.1145/2808797.2809332
Poppe, R. W., van der Zee, S., Heylen, D. K. J., & Taylor, P. J. (2014). AMAB: Automated measurement and analysis of body motion. Behavior research methods, 46(3), 625-633.
Richardson, B. H., Taylor, P. J., Snook, B., Conchie, S. M., & Bennell, C. (2014). Language style matching and confessions in police interrogations. Law and human behavior, 38(4), 357-366. DOI: 10.1037/lhb0000077
Richardson, B. H., Taylor, P. J., Snook, B., Conchie, S. M., & Bennell, C. (2014). Language style matching and police interrogation outcomes. Law and human behavior, 38(4), 357-366. DOI: 10.1037/lhb0000077
Poppe, R. W., van der Zee, S., Heylen, D. K. J., Taylor, P. J., & Taylor, P. J. (2014). AMAB: Automated measurement and analysis of body motion. Behavior research methods, 46(3), 625-633. DOI: 10.3758/s13428-013-0398-y
McClelland, C., Conchie, S., Ellis, D., & Taylor, P. J. (2014). When do teams fail? Factors inhibiting team performance.. -. Paper presented at Institute of Work Psychology International Conference, Sheffield, UK, .
Richardson, B., & Taylor, P. J. (2014). Interview tactics: Using mimicry to encourage cooperation.. -. Paper presented at European Association of Psychology and Law Conference, St. Petersburg, Russia, .
Taylor, P. J. (2014). The role of language in conflict and conflict resolution. In T. Holtgraves (Ed.), Handbook of Language and Social Psychology (pp. -). New York: Oxford University Press.
Jacques, K., & Taylor, P. J. (2013). Myths and realities of female-perpetrated terrorism. Law and human behavior, 37(1), 35-44. DOI: 10.1037/h0093992
Taylor, P. J., Dando, C., Omerod, T., Ball, L., Jenkins, M., Sandham, A., & Menacere, T. (2013). Detecting insider threats to organizations through language change. Law and human behavior, 37, 267-275.
Wall, H., Taylor, P. J., Conchie, S., Dixon, J., & Ellis, D. (2013). Rich contexts do not always enrich the accuracy of personality judgments. Journal of experimental social psychology, 49, 1190-1195.