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‘Beer Open’ sign

New Year. New site. Here’s an introductory post that says a bit about me and a bit about this place. Hello and welcome to my blog.

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Typing cat

Read my article at New Matilda responding to concerns that the Internet threatens the integrity of the jury trial system.

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San Quentin State Prison, California

Our forthcoming paper in Applied Psycholinguistics analyses transcripts of the media interviews and subsequent trial of a convicted murderer to investigate linguistic cues to deception in a real-life, high-stakes situation.

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Police interview room

Our recently-published paper in Applied Psycholinguistics presents the findings of an laboratory experiment that looked for linguistic cues to deception.

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Tea Party protester with sign: ‘We don't WANT socialism, you arrogant KENYAN!’

Read my article at ABC The Drum Unleashed about how right-wing authoritarianism might explain why some conservative leaders don’t distance themselves from conspiracy theories about Barack Obama – and how this might relate to the recent aggression from some conservative followers.