Books

  • Lee, K. & Talwar, V. (forthcoming) Children and Lying: A century of scientific research on the
    development of verbal deception
    . Blackwell Publishers.
  • Kattan, W. & Talwar, V. (2013). Spirituality in Psychiatry: A medical education perspective. Saarbrucken, Germany: LAP Lambert Academic Publishing.
  • Talwar, V., Schleifer, M., Harris, P. (2011) Children and Death: From the biological to the spiritual. New York: Cambridge University Press.
  • Schleifer, M., & Talwar, V. (2009). La religion et la science en éducation. Montreal, QC: Les Presses de l’Université du Québec.
  • Schleifer, M. & Talwar, V. (Eds) (2009). Science and Religion in Education. Calgary, AB:  Detselig Enterprises.

Peer-Reviewed Publications

  • Ter-Stepanian, M., Grizenko, N., Cornish, K., Talwar, V., Mbekou, V., Schmitz, N., & Joober, R. (accepted). Attention and executive function in children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder: The role of comorbid disorders. Journal of the Canadian Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.
  • Lavoie, J., Pereira, L. C., & Talwar, V. (in press). Children’s resilience and health outcomes: Meta-analysis of vulnerability and protective factors. Journal of Pediatric Nursing.
  • Lavoie, J., Leduc, K., Arruda, C., Crossman, A.M., & Talwar, V. (2017). Developmental profiles of children’s spontaneous lie-telling behavior: A latent class regression. Cognitive Development, 41, 33-45. doi: 10.1016/j.cogdev.2016.12.002
  • Hubbard, K., Saykaly, C., Lee, K., Lindsay, R.C.L. Bala, N., & Talwar, V. (2016). Children’s recall accuracy for repeated events over multiple interviews: Comparing detail and action information. Psychiatry, Psychology and Law, 23, 849-862. doi: 10.1080/13218719.2016.1256015
  • Lavoie, J., Nagar, P. M., & Talwar, V. (2016). From Kantian to Machiavellian deceivers: Development of children’s reasoning and self-reported use of secrets and lies. Childhood, Advance online publication. doi: 10.1177/0907568216671179
  • Leduc, K., Williams, S., Gomez-Garibello, C., & Talwar, V. (2016). Contributions of mental state understanding and executive functioning to preschool-aged children’s emerging lie-telling. British Journal of Developmental Psychology, Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/bjdp.12163
  • Saykaly, C., Talwar, V. & Crossman, A. M. (2016). High cognitive load during cross examination: Does it improve detection of children’s truth and lies? Psychiatry, Psychology & Law, Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/13218719.2016.1197816
  • Moore, K., Gomez-Garibello, C., Bosacki, S., & Talwar, V. (2016). Children’s spiritual lives: The development of a children’s spirituality measure. Religions, 7, 1-11. doi:10.3390/rel7080095
  • Talwar, V., Williams, S., Renaud, S.-J., Arruda, C., & Saykaly, C. (2016). Children’s evaluations of tattles, prosocial and antisocial lies. International Review of Pragmatics, 8, 334-352. doi: 10.1163/18773109-00802007
  • Wyman, J., Foster, I., Talwar, V. (2016). An experimental analysis of children’s ability to provide a false report about a crime. The Journal of Visualized Experiments, 111, 1-9. doi: 10.3791/53773
  • Conway, L., Gomez-Garibello, C., Shariff, S., & Talwar, V. (2016). Face-to-face and online: An investigation of children’s and adolescents’ bullying behavior through the lens of moral emotions and judgments. Journal of School Violence, 15, 503-522. doi: 10.1080/15388220.2015.1112805
  • Saykaly, C., Crossman, A.M., & Talwar, V. (2016). Question type and their effect on children’s maintenance and accuracy during courtroom testimony. Journal of Forensic Practice, 18, 104-117. doi: 10.1108/jfp-01-2015-0010
  • Lavoie, J., Yachison, S., Crossman, A. M., & Talwar, V. (2016). Polite, instrumental, and dual liars: Relation to children’s developing social skills and cognitive ability. International Journal of Behavioral Development.
  • Wyman, J., Foster, I., & Talwar, V. (in press). An experimental analysis of children’s ability to provide a false report about a crime. The Journal of Visualized Experiments.
  • Williams, S., Leduc, K., Crossman, A. M., & Talwar, V. (in press). Young deceivers: The identification of lying, executive functions, and antisocial lies in preschool-aged children. Infant and Child Development. doi:10.1002/icd/1956
  • Talwar, V., Yachison, S., & Leduc, K. (in press). Promoting honesty: The influence of stories on children’s lie-telling behaviors and their moral understanding. Infant and Child Development. doi:10.1002/icd.1949
  • Conway, L., Gomez-Garibello, C., Shariff, S., & Talwar, V. (in press). Face-to-face and online: An investigation of children’s and adolescents’ bullying behavior through the lens of moral emotions and judgments. Journal of School Violence. doi:10.1080/15388220.2015.1112805
  • Lavoie, J., Leduc, K., Crossman, A. M., & Talwar, V. (in press). Do as I say and not as I think: Parent socialization of lie-telling behaviour. Children & Society. doi:10.1111/chso.12139
  • Williams, S., Moore, K., Crossman, A. M., & Talwar, V. (2016). The role of executive functions and theory of mind in children’s prosocial lie-telling. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 141, 256-266. doi:10.1016/j.jecp.2015.08.001
  • Moore, K., Talwar, V., & Moxley Haegert, L. (2015). Definitional ceremonies: Narrative practices for psychologists to inform interdisciplinary teams’ understanding of children’s spirituality in pediatric settings. Journal of Health Psychology, 20, 259-272. doi:10.1177/1359105314566610
  • Gomez-Garibello, C., & Talwar, V. (2015) Can you read my mind? Age as a moderator in the relationship between theory of mind and relational aggression. International Journal of Behavioural Development, 1-8. doi:10.1177/0165025415580805
  • Talwar, V., Renaud, S. J., & Conway, L. (2015). Detecting children’s lies: Are parents accurate judges of their own children’s lies? Journal of Moral Education, 44, 81-96. doi:10.1080/03057240.2014.1002459
  • Renaud, S. J., Engarhos, P., Scheifer, M., & Talwar, V. (2014). Children’s earliest experiences with death: Circumstances, conversations, explanations, and parental satisfaction. Infant and Child Development, 24, 157-174. doi:10.1002/icd.1889
  • Talwar, V., Arruda, C., & Yachison, S. (2014). The effects of punishment and appeals for honesty on children’s truth-telling behavior. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 130, 209-217. doi:10.1016/j.jecp.2014.09.011
  • Lee, K., Talwar, V., McCarthy, A., Ross, I.., Evans, A., & Arruda, C. (2014). Can classic moral stories promote honesty in children? Psychological Science, 25, 1630-1636. DOI: 10.1177/0956797614536401
  • Renaud, S.J., Engarhos, P., Schleifer, M. & Talwar, V (2013). Talking to children about death: Parental use of religious and biological explanations. Journal of Psychology and Christianity, 3.
  • Talwar, V.,Gomez-Garibello, C. & Shariff, S. (2014). Adolescents’ Moral Evaluations and Ratings of Cyberbullying: The effect of veracity and intentionality behind the event. Computers in Human Behavior, 36, 122-128. doi: 10.1016/j.chb.2014.03.046
  • Williams, S., Talwar, V., Lindsay, R.C.L., Bala, N. & Lee, K. (2014). Is the truth in your words? Distinguishing children’s deceptive and truthful statements. Journal of Criminology. vol. 2014, doi:10.1155/2014/547519
  • Engarhos, P., Talwar, V., Schleifer, M., & Renaud, S. J. (2013). Teachers’ attitudes and experiences regarding death education in the classroom. Alberta Journal of Educational Research, 59, 126-128.
  • Kattan, W., & Talwar, V. (2013). Psychiatry residents’ attitudes towards spirituality in psychiatry. Academic Psychiatry,37, 360-362.doi:10.11.76/appi.ap.13030027.
  • Williams, S., Kirmayer, M., Simon, T., & Talwar, V. (2013). Children’s antisocial and prosocial lies to familiar and unfamiliar adults. Infant and Child Development.doi: 10.1002/icd.1802
  • Saykaly, C., Talwar, V., Lee, K., Lindsay, R.C.L., & Bala, N. (2013)The influence of multiple interviews on the verbal markers of children’s deception. Law and Human Behavior, 37(3), 187 196. doi: 10.1037/lhb0000023
  • Brunet, M.K., Evans, A.D., Talwar, V., Lindsay, R.C.L., Bala, N.C., & Lee, K. (2013). How children report true and fabricated stressful and non-stressful life events. Psychiatry Psychology, and the Law. doi:10.1080/13218719.2012.750896
  • Gomez-Garibello, C., Moore, K., Saykaly, C., & Talwar, V. (2013). Educators ability to detect true and false bullying statements. Educational Research Quarterly, 37, 3-23.
  • Gomez-Garibello, C., Shariff, S. McConnell, M., & Talwar, V (2012). Adolescents’ evaluation of cyberbullying events. Alberta Journal of Educational Research, 58 (3),474-477.
  • Moore, K., Talwar, V., & Bosacki, S. (2012) Canadian children’s perceptions of spirituality: diverse voices. International Journal of Children’s Spirituality, 17 (3), 217-234. doi:10.1080/1364436X.2012.742040
  • Talwar,V., & Crossman, A. M. (2012). Children’s lies and their detection: Implications for child witness testimony. Developmental Review, 32, 337-359. doi:10.1016/j.dr.2012.06.004
  • Saykaly, C., Talwar, V., Lindsay, R. C. L., Bala, N. C., Lee, K., Bertrand, M., & Nugent, S. M (2012). Adults’ ability to detect deception of stressful and non-stressful stories of children. Psychology, Crime & Law. doi: 10.1080/1068316X.2012.700311c
  • Talwar, V., Zwaigenbaum, L., Goulden, K. J., Manji, S., Loomes, C., & Rasmussen, C. (2012). Lie-telling behavior in children with autism and its relation to false-belief understanding. Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities, 27(2), 122–129. doi:10.1177/108835761244182
  • Popliger, M., Talwar, V., & Crossman, A.M. (2011). Predictors of children’s prosocial lie telling: Motivation, socialization variables, and moral understanding. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 110(3), 373–92. doi:10.1016/j.jecp.2011.05.003
  • Evans, A. D., Brunet, M. K., Talwar, V., Bala, N., Lindsay, R. C. L., & Lee, K. (2012). The Effects of Repetition on Children’s True and False Reports. Psychiatry, Psychology and Law, 19 (4), 517-529. doi:10.1080/13218719.2011.615808
  • Bosacki, S., Moore, K., Talwar, V., & Park-Saltzman, J. (2011). Preadolescents’ gendered spiritual identities and self-regulation. Journal of Beliefs and Values: Studies in Religion and Education, 32 (3), 303-316. doi: 10.1080/13617672.2011.627679
  • Talwar, V., Crossman, A.M. , Muir, S., & Williams, S. (2011). Adult detection of children’s selfish and polite lies: Experience matters. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 42, 2837 2857. doi:10.1111/j.1559-1816.2011.00861
  • Talwar, V. & Lee, K. (2011). The effects of punitive environment on lying in young children: a naturalistic study. Child Development, 82, 1751-1758.
  • Talwar, V., & Crossman, A.M. (2011). From little white lies to filthy liars: The evolution of honesty and deception in young children. Advances in Child Development and Behavior, 40, 139-179.
  • Moore, K., Talwar, V., Bosacki, S., & Park-Saltzman, J. (2011). Children’s perceptions of spirituality.   Alberta Journal of Educational Research, 57, 107-110.
  • Xu, F., Boa, X., Fu, G., Talwar, V., & Lee, K. (2010). Lying and truth-telling in children: From concept to action. Child Development, 81, 581–596.
  • Talwar, V., Carlson, S. & Lee, K. (2011). Effects of a punitive environment on children’s cool and hot executive functioning: A natural experiment. Social Development, 20, 805-826. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-9507.2011.006177
  • Bala, N., Lee, K., Lindsay, R.C.L., & Talwar, V. (2010). The competency of children to testify: Psychological research informing Canadian law reform. International Journal of Children’s Rights, 18, 53 – 77. doi: 10.1163/157181809X458544
  • Rasmussen, C., Talwar, V., & Wyper, K. (2009). The relation between theory of mind and executive functions in children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders. Research Canadian Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, 16, 370-380
  • Talwar, V., Crossman, A.M., Renaud, S-J., & Williams, S. (2009). Pants on fire? Detecting children’s lies. Applied Developmental Psychology, 13, 119-129. doi: 10.1080/10888690903041519
  • Leach,A.M, Lindsay, R.C.L., Koehla, R., Beaudry, J.L., Bala, N., Lee, K., & Talwar, V. (2009). The reliability of lie detection performance. Law and Human Behaviour. 33, 96-109. doi: 10.1007/s10979-008-9137-9
  • Talwar, V., & Lee, K. (2008) Socio-cognitive correlates of children’s lying behaviour: Conceptual understanding of lying, executive functioning, and false beliefs. Child Development, 79, 866-881.doi: 10.1111/j.1467-8624.2008.01164
  • Lyon, T. D., Quas, J. A., Malloy, L.C., & Talwar, V. (2008). Coaching, truth induction, and young maltreated children’s false allegations and false denials. Child Development, 79, 914-929. doi:10.1111/j.1467-8624.2008.01167.x
  • Rasmussen, C., Talwar, V., Loomes, C., & Andrews, G.H. (2007). Lie-telling in children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 33, 220-225. doi: 10.1093/jpepsy/jsm069
  • Talwar, V., Gordon, H., & Lee, K. (2007). Lie-telling behavior in school-age children. Developmental Psychology, 43, 804-810.
  • Talwar, V., Murphy S., & Lee, K. (2007). White lie-telling in children. International Journal of Behavioral Development, 31, 1-11. doi: 10.1177/0165025406073530
  • Talwar, V., Lee, K., Bala, N., & Lindsay, R. C. L. (2006). Adults’ judgments of children’s coached reports. Law and Human Behavior, 30, 561-570Global Deception Research Team (2006). A world of lies. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 37, 60-74. doi: 10.1177/0022022105282295
  • Bala, N., Duvall-Antonacopoulos, K., Lindsay, R., Lee, K., & Talwar, V. (2005). Bill C-2: Reforming Canada’s child witness laws. Canadian Criminal Reports, 32, 48-182.
  • Talwar, V., Lee, K., Bala, N., & Lindsay, R.C.L. (2004). Children’s lie-telling to conceal a parent’s transgression: Legal implications. Law & Human Behavior, 28, 411-435.
  • Leach, A., Talwar, V., Lee, K., Bala, N., & Lindsay, R.C.L. (2004). Intuitive lie detection of children’s deception by law enforcement officials and university students. Law & Human Behavior, 28, 661-685. doi:  10.1007/s10979-004-0793-0
  • Talwar, V., & Lee, K. (2002). Development of lying to conceal a transgression: children’s control of expressive behavior during verbal deception. International Journal of Behavioral Development, 26, 436-444. doi: 10.1080/01650250143000373 
  • Talwar, V., & Lee, K. (2002). Emergence of white-lie telling in children between 3 and 7 years of  age. Merrill-Palmer Quarterly, 48, 160-181.
  • Talwar, V., Lee, K., Bala, N., & Lindsay, R.C.L. (2002). Children’s conceptual knowledge of lying and its relation to their actual behaviors: Implications for court competence examinations. Law and Human Behavior, 26, 395-415.
  • Lee, K., Cameron, C. A., Doucette, J., & Talwar, V. (2002). Phantoms and fabrications: Young children’s detection of implausible lies. Child Development, 73, 1688-1702.
  • Bala, N., Lee, K., Lindsay, R., & Talwar, V. (2001). A Legal and psychological critique of the present approach to the assessment of the competence of child witnesses. Osgoode Hall Law Journal, 38, 409-541.

 Other Publications:

  • Talwar, V. (accepted, forthcoming 2015). The development of lying and cognitive abilities. In J. Meibauer (Ed) Oxford Handbook of Lying. Oxford University Press.
  • Talwar, V. (2012). Nurturing our innate individual differences. [Review of the book Becoming Who We are: Temperament and Personality in Development]. PsycCRITIQUES-Contemporary Psychology: APA Review of Books, 57 (5).
  • Talwar, V., Lindsay, R.C.L. & Lee, K. (2011). The Child Witness Project. In S. Anand and the Law: Essays in Honor of Professor Nicholas Bala. Paradoxes of Children’s Rights: Essays in Honor of Professor Nicholas Bala (p.77-92). Toronto:Irwin Law Publishers.
  • Talwar, V. (2011, August 3). Spare the rod and teach the child. Global editorial, Guardian Newspaper.
  • Talwar, V & Renaud, S.J. (2010). Trustworthiness of Young Children as Witnesses. In K. Rotenberg (Ed) Trust and Trustworthiness during Childhood and Adolescence (p.177 199).London: Cambridge University Press.
  • Talwar, V. (2010). Dishonesty. In S. Goldstein (Ed)Encyclopedia of Child Behavior and Development. New York: Springer.
  • Talwar, V. (2010). Moral behavior. In S. Goldstein (Ed)Encyclopedia of Child Behavior and Development. New York: Springer
  • Williams, S., & Talwar, V. (2010). Q-Sort method attachment. In S. Goldstein (Ed)Encyclopedia of Child Behavior and Development. New York: Springer.
  • Talwar, V. & Lee, K. (2008). The development of verbal deception.In S. Itakura & K. Fujitia (Eds) Origins of the Social Mind: Evolutionary and Developmental Views (p.157-178Springer. Hicom, Japan: Springer.
  • Talwar, V., & Popliger, M. (2008). Detection of deception in children. In B. Cutler (Ed) Encyclopedia of Psychology and Law. New York: Sage Publications.
  •  Talwar, V, & Renaud, S.J. (2008). The challenges of acquiring the complex and essential skills of social competence. [Review of the book Social Competence]. PsycCRITIQUES Contemporary Psychology: APA Review of Books, 53 (21).
  • Talwar, V. & Popliger, M. (2007, August 29). Promoting children’s moral development [Review of the book Kids of Character: Promoting Moral Development]. PsycCRITIQUES Contemporary Psychology: APA Review of Books, 52 (35).
  • Bala, N., Talwar, V. & Harris J. (2006). Voices of the children. Canadian Family Law Quarterly, 24,  221-279.
  • N. Bala, Lee, K., Lindsay, R.C.L., Lee, J., Talwar, V., Leach, A., Ramakrishnan, K., & Harris, J. (March, 2005). Brief on Bill C-2. Recognizing the Capacities and Needs of Children as Witnesses in Canada’s Criminal Justice. Presented to the House of Commons Committee on Justice, Human Rights, Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness.
  • Talwar, V. (2004). How is psychology relevant to law? Applied Cognitive Psychology, 18, 1-2.
  • Bala, N., Lee, K., Lindsay, R. C. L., Leverette, J., Lee, J., Talwar, V., Leach, A., & Ramkrishnan, K. (2003, August). Brief on Bill C-20: The reform of the child witness competence inquiry – The proposed s.16.1 of the Canada Evidence Act. Presented to the House of Commons Committee on Justice and Human Rights.

 


 

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