Congratulations! Research grant awarded to Kristin Slapinski

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Social psychology graduate student, Kristen Slapinski, wins the Association for Psychological Science grant competition.

Congratulations to Kristen Slapinski, social psychology graduate student working with Max Guyll and Stephanie Madon, for receiving a grant from APS ($500). Her project will provide the first empirical test of the hypothesis that contextual information related to a crime (e.g., witness statements, case facts, forensic evidence, etc.) improves the interpretation of behavioral cues, thereby increasing deception-detection accuracy. Findings will suggest best practices for police interrogation, inform judicial rulings regarding the admissibility of police testimony that suspect behaviors indicated deception, and potentially reduce wrongful convictions of the innocent.