Rebecca M. Willén

Rebecca M. Willén
Linnaeus University | lnu · Department of Criminology and Police Work

PhD

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August 2008 - June 2011
University of Gothenburg
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  • Research Assistant

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Background: Prospective foster carers undergo an assessment of their suitability. The two most common assessment methods in Sweden are the Original Kälvesten (OK) and the New Kälvesten (NK). None of them have been empirically tested. The present study offers the first scholarly insights into the NK method.Methods: We were graciously allowed access...
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There is a great need for foster carers in Sweden and the number of existing foster homes is not enough for everyone who needs it. Many young people are therefore placed in institutions instead despite current evidence suggesting that the long-term prospects for institutional care are worse than placement in foster homes. Prospective foster homes u...
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There is a great need for foster carers in Sweden and the number of existing foster homes is not enough for everyone who needs it. Many young people are therefore placed in institutions instead despite current evidence suggesting that the long-term prospects for institutional care are worse than placement in foster homes. Prospective foster homes u...
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Science is often perceived to be a self-correcting enterprise. In principle, the assessment of scientific claims is supposed to proceed in a cumulative fashion, with the reigning theories of the day progressively approximating truth more accurately over time. In practice, however, cumulative self-correction tends to proceed less efficiently than on...
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The Community of Open Scholarship Grassroots Networks (COSGN), includes 120 grassroots networks, representing virtually every region of the world and every research discipline. These networks communicate and coordinate on topics of common interest. We propose, using an NSF 19-501 Full-Scale implementation grant, to formalize governance and coordina...
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Scientific self-correction is often construed as an outcome of the activities of the community as a whole. In contrast, cases in which researchers publicly point out errors in their own studies are rare and deemed unusual. Here, we argue that such individual self-corrections would be beneficial for the scientific community. In an online project, we...
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We’re many researchers who admit to have employed questionable research practices, such as p-hacking and HARKing. However, few make it explicit which particular questionable practice they employed in which particular study. Dana Carney’s retroactive disclosure statement is a rare exception. Her bold initiative is what inspired me to do the same. I...
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This is a Supplemental Disclosure Statement to the following published article: Granhag, P.A., Strömwall, L.A., Willén, R.M., & Hartwig, M. (2013). Eliciting cues to deception by tactical disclosure of evidence: The first test of the Evidence Framing Matrix. Legal and Criminological Psychology, 18, 341-355.
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This is a Supplemental Disclosure Statement to the following published article: Willén, R.M., & Strömwall, L.A. (2012). Offenders' uncoerced false confessions: A new application of statement analysis? Legal and Criminological Psychology, 17, 346-359.
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This is a Supplemental Disclosure Statement to the following published article: Willén, R. M., Granhag, P. A., Strömwall, L. A., & Fisher, R. P. (2015). Facilitating particularisation of repeated similar events with context-specific cues. Scandinavian Journal of Psychology, 56, 28-37. DOI: 10.1111/sjop.12180
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Uppmärksamheten kring tvivelaktig forskning har lett till ökade krav på transparens genom hela forskningsprocessen. Psykologin har tagit ledningen för att genomdriva förändringar, skriver forskarna Rebecca Willén och Gustav Nilsonne, som ger en introduktion till öppen vetenskap (open science) och sammanfattar de främsta kraven som nu börjat ställas...
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Memory for repeated events is relevant to legal investigations about repeated occurrences. We investigated how two measures of specificity (number of events referred to and amount of detail reported about the events) were influenced by interviewees' age, number of experienced events, interviewer, perceived unpleasantness, and memory rehearsal. Tran...
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- Öppna data från kliniska prövningar och andra studier gör det möjligt att utvinna mer kunskap, minskar risken för snedvridning (bias) och kan motverka fusk - Krav på öppna data ställs nu av EU liksom av flera forskningsfinansiärer och vetenskapliga tidskrifter - Meritsättning av öppna data är en delvis olöst utmaning
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Amount and quality of detail in recollections of past events are often studied in legal psychology. What, how much, and how accurate does a witness typically recall? How can we facilitate witnesses' recollections in police interviews? How can we detect deception? The overall aim of this thesis was to employ research with high ecological validity to...
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In 2012, Swedish dental care patients (n = 95) participated in a quasi-experiment in which they were interviewed twice about dental visits they had made between 2002 and 2012. For verification purposes, the participants’ narratives were compared to the dental records. The qualitative data was quantified, stored as a .csv file, and supplemented with...
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Survey based research about self-reported incidents and legal investigations concerning sexual abuse, terrorism, and refugee status determination often involves reporting about self-experienced events that are similar to each other and has occurred repeatedly. Such repeated events tend to be recalled in a general manner and as a cluster of events....
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Ninety-five dental care patients participated in a quasi-experiment in which they were interviewed twice about dental visits they had made during the past ten years. Objective truth was established by analysing their dental records. The main purpose of the study was to investigate to what extent context-specific cues could facilitate particularisat...
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PurposeTwo experiments were conducted to examine the effects of (1) child victims’ emotional expression during testimony and (2) the camera perspective used to record the testimony, on judgements of credibility. Methods Law students (N = 155 in Experiment 1; N = 86 in Experiment 2) watched a child harassment complainant provide a statement in an em...
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Purpose. Research on real-life suspect interviews shows that disclosure of evidence is a very common tactic and that it occurs in all phases of the interview. It is therefore remarkable that there is hardly any research on the effectiveness of different disclosure tactics. The aim of this study was to examine the effects of three different disclosu...
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The criteria used by Swedish courts for assessing credibility of plaintiffs' accounts were for the first time scientifically evaluated. Furthermore, unlike much previous deception detection research, we used offenders as participants instead of college students. False and truthful confessions by 30 offenders were analysed, and few significant effec...
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Purpose. Deception detection research has mainly studied denials and distortions given by students. This study examined true and false confessions as told by offenders. It was hypothesized that the statement analytic techniques Criteria-Based Content Analysis (CBCA) and Reality Monitoring (RM) would discriminate truths and lies. Methods. Truthful a...
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This study aimed at extending the deception literature by examining lie-telling strategies given by persons with criminal experience. In interviews taking place in prisons, offenders (n = 35) provided lie-telling strategies in a free narrative style. In an inductive content analysis, we coded both all strategies provided as well as one principal st...

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