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Dawn M. Sweet is faculty in the Department of Psychology and Communication Studies Program at Iowa State University. Dawn does research in Nonverbal Behavior and Threat Assessment/Detection. Her most recent publication is Their most recent publication is 'Development of the Nonverbal Cues of Interpersonal Violence Inventory: Law Enforcement Officers’ Perceptions of Nonverbal Behavior and Violence.'
This research investigates whether police officers can reliably use behavioral cues to determine whether a person is conceal- ing an object. Using a Lens Model framework, we performed a mega-analysis of three experiments. In each study, officers and laypersons judged whether people were concealing an object and reported “articulable behaviors” they...
Across two studies we investigated the relationship among mindfulness, rumination, depression, stress, anxiety, communication apprehension, and willingness to communicate among veterinary medicine students. Study 1 tested a hypothesized path model of the relationship with 148 third-year students. Study 2 confirmed the path model with second sample...
Several strategies for decreasing anxiety and increasing subjective well-being have been tested and found to be useful, such as downward social comparison, loving-kindness contemplations, and interconnectedness contemplations. These, however, have not often been directly compared. Emerging adults contemplated one technique for 12 min while walking...
Research has consistently shown that violent media exposure increases the prevalence of aggressive thoughts, feelings, and behavior among consumers. Although these effects have been well-established, a far less studied outcome is the tendency for violent media consumers to perceive the world in an increasingly hostile and dangerous manner and the i...
Across two studies, we investigated nonverbal behaviors perceived to precede imminent interpersonal violence. Study 1 identified the six-factor structure of the Nonverbal Cues of Interpersonal Violence (NCIV) and also examined differences in perceptions of imminent interpersonal violence between law enforcement and laypersons. Study 2 confirmed the...
Across three experiments, we assessed the ability of law enforcement officers and naïve controls to detect the concealment of a weapon or device. Study 1 used a classic signal detection paradigm in which participants were asked to assess whether a target was concealing a neutered 9mm handgun. Study 2 involved a compound signal detection paradigm in...