Josh Wyman

Josh Wyman

Joshua Wyman joined the Talwar Research Team in 2013, and is completing his PhD in School and Applied Child Psychology at McGill University. Joshua has undergraduate degrees in Psychology and Criminal Justice, and previous experience working with children in the criminal justice system. Joshua is interested in studying children’s eye-witness testimonies; specifically, the types of questions that professionals can ask children after they witness a traumatic event. For his master’s thesis, Joshua evaluated the effectiveness of a method for detecting lies in children’s eye-witness testimonies. For his PhD dissertation, Joshua is studying methods for encouraging honest and detailed disclosures in investigative interviews wherein children feel pressure to tell a lie.

Awards

  • Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Doctoral Fellowship – 2016-2020
  • Graduate Research Enhancement and Travel Award- 2014
  • McGill University Graduate Excellence Fellowship Award- 2013
  • McGill University Graduate Excellence Fellowship Award- 2012-2015

Publications

  • Wyman, J., Foster, I., & Talwar, V. (2016). An experimental analysis of children’s ability to provide a false report about a crime. Journal of Visualized Experiments, 111, e53773. doi:10.3791/53773

Conferences

  • Tong, D., Wyman, J., Foster, I., Lavoie, J., Nagar, M., & Talwar, V. (2016). The developmental factors associated with children’s non-detectable lies. Poster presented at the Canadian Psychological Association’s Annual Convention, Victoria, BC.
  • Okoshken, J., Lavoie, J., Wyman, J., Crossman, A., & Talwar, V. (2016). Antisocial liars: Children’s lie-telling and behavior problems. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Psychological Science, Chicago, IL.
  • Lavoie, J., Wyman, J., Tong, D., Foster, I., & Talwar, V. (2016). Detecting children’s initial lies and recantations of an alleged theft. Symposium presentation at the 2016 Annual Conference of the American Psychology-Law Society, Atlanta, GA.
  • Foster, I., Wyman, J., Tong, D., & Talwar, V. (2016). The effects of children’s age, gender, and interviewer gender on children’s disclosures of a theft. Symposium presentation at the 2016 Annual Conference of the American Psychology-Law Society, Atlanta, GA.
  • Wyman, J., Foster, I., Tong, D., & Talwar, V. (2015). Using the Assessment Criteria Indicative of Deception to detect deception in children’s testimonies. Symposium presentation at the 2015 American Psychological Association Annual Convention, Toronto, ON.
  • Tong, D., Wyman, J., Foster, I., Lavoie, J., & Talwar, V. (2015). The veracity and coherence of children’s testimonies after witnessing a theft. Poster presented at the 2015 Canadian Psychological Association Annual Convention, Ottawa, ON.
  • Foster, I., Wyman, J., Taieb-Lachance., & Talwar, V. (2015). The roles of executive functions and theory-of-mind on children’s abilities to maintain a false accusation. Symposium presentation at the 2015 Annual Conference of the American Psychology-Law Society, San Diego, CA.
  • Wyman, J., Yachison, S., & Talwar, V. (2014). False denials and false accusations: Lie-telling in child testimonies. Poster presented at the 2014 American Psychological Association Annual Convention, Washington, DC, USA.
  • Wyman, J., Aruda, C., & Talwar, V. (2014). Lie-telling behavior in boys with externalizing problems and their moral evaluations of lies. Symposium presentation at the Development 2014: A Canadian Conference on Developmental Psychology, Ottawa, Ontario.
  • Taieb-Lachance, C., Wyman, J., Foster, I., Talwar, V., & Conway, L. (2014). The development of effective lie-telling: The roles of executive functions and theory-of-mind on children’s ability to maintain a lie. Poster presented at the Development 2014: A Canadian Conference on Developmental Psychology, Ottawa, Ontario.
  • Foster, I., Wyman, J., & Talwar, V. (2014). The developmental patterns of lie-telling-behaviour and lie-maintenance in children. Symposium presentation presented at the Development 2014: A Canadian Conference on Developmental Psychology, Ottawa, Ontario.
  • Wyman, J., Taieb-Lachance, C., Talwar, V., & Foster, I. (2014). L’Effet du sexe d’un contrevenant sur la tendance à mentir chez les enfants. Poster presented at the 36e Congrès annuel de la Société Québécoise pour la Recherche en Psychologie (SQRP), Montreal, QC.
  • Foster, I., Wyman, J., & Talwar, V. (2014). The effects of interviewer gender on promoting truthfulness in children. Poster presented at the 2014 Annual Conference of the American Psychology-Law Society, New Orleans, LA.
  • Foster, I., Wyman, J., & Talwar, V. (2014, March). The effects of interviewer gender on promoting truthfulness in children. Poster presented at the 2014 Annual Conference of the American Psychology-Law Society, New Orleans, LA.
  • Wyman, J., Taieb-Lachance, C., Talwar, V., & Foster, I. (2014, March). L’Effet du sexe d’un contrevenant sur la tendance à mentir chez les enfants. Poster presented at the 36e Congrès annuel de la Société Québécoise pour la Recherche en Psychologie (SQRP), Montreal, QC.
  • Wyman, J., Foster, I., Taieb-Lachance, C., & Talwar, V. (2014, March). Using the assessment criteria indicative of deception (ACID) to detect deception in child eyewitness testimonies. Poster presented at the Education Graduate Students’ Society (EGSS) Annual Conference, Montréal, Québec.
  • Foster, I., Wyman, J., & Talwar, V. (2014, March). Does interviewer gender influence truthfulness in children? Poster presented at the Education Graduate Students’ Society (EGSS) Annual Conference, Montréal, Québec.
  • Taieb-Lachance, C., Wyman, J., Foster, I. (2014, March). The roles of executive functions and theory-of-mind on children’s ability to maintain a lie. Poster presented at the Education Graduate Students’ Society (EGSS) Annual Conference, Montréal, Québec.
  • Wyman, J., Aruda, C., & Talwar, V. (2014, May). Lie-telling behavior in boys with externalizing problems and their moral evaluations of lies. Symposium presented at Development 2014: A Canadian Conference on Developmental Psychology, Ottawa, Ontario.
  • Foster, I., Wyman, J., & Talwar, V. (2014, May). The developmental patterns of lie-telling-behaviour and lie-maintenance in children. Symposium presented at Development 2014: A Canadian Conference on Developmental Psychology, Ottawa, Ontario.
  • Taieb-Lachance, C., Wyman, J., Foster, I., Talwar, V., & Conway, L. (2014, May). The development of effective lie-telling: The roles of executive functions and theory-of-mind on children’s ability to maintain a lie. Poster presented at Development 2014: A Canadian Conference on Developmental Psychology, Ottawa, Ontario.
  • Wyman, J., Yachison, S., & Talwar, V. (2014, June). False denials and false accusations: Lie-telling in child testimonies. Poster presented at the 2014 Canadian Psychological Assocation, Vancouver, BC.
  • Wyman, J., Yachison, S., & Talwar, V. (2014, August). False denials and false accusations: Lie-telling in child testimonies. Poster presented at the 2014 American Psychological Association Annual Convention, Washington, DC.
  • Wyman, J., Talwar, V., & Crossman, A. (2013). Lying for the benefit of another: The emergence and maintenance of altruistic lie-telling in pre-school aged children. Poster presented at the 2013 American Psychological Association Annual Convention, Honolulu, HI.
  • Wyman, J., Talwar, V., & Crossman, A. (2013, August). Lying for the benefit of another: The emergence and maintenance of altruistic lie-telling in pre-school aged children. Poster presented at the 2013 American Psychological Association Annual Convention, Honolulu, HI.
  • Wyman, J., Talwar, V., & Crossman, A. (2013, October). Moral Deception: The emergence and maintenance of altruistic lie-telling in pre-school aged children. Poster presented at the 39th Annual Meeting of the Association for Moral Education, Montreal, QC.
  • Wyman, J., Talwar, V., & Crossman, A. (2013, November). Lying for the benefit of another: The emergence and maintenance of altruistic lie-telling in pre-school aged children. Poster presented at the Society for the Study of Human Development, 8th Biennial Meeting, Fort-Lauderdale, FL.
  • Wyman, J. (2012, March). The effects of the writing center tutor program on written communications 2 and 3 students. Paper presented at the East-Central Writing Center Association Research Convention, Indianapolis, IN.

 

 


 

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