Ida Foster has a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree in Psychology from Concordia University, and completed her Master of Arts degree at McGill University in the School/Applied Child Psychology (SACP) Program in 2015. Her thesis focused on the effects of interviewer gender on the veracity of children’s eye-witness testimonies. Presently, Ida is enrolled as a senior Ph.D candidate in the SACP program and is writing her dissertation on children’s lie-telling behaviours.
- 2013-2014 SSHRC Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship
- 2014-2015 FRQSC Fonds de recherche du Québec – Société et culture B1 scholarship
- 2015-2019 SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship
Publications and Conferences
Foster, I., Wyman, J., & Talwar, V. (2019). Moral disengagement: A new lens with which to examine children’s justifications for lying. Journal of Moral Education, 49(2), 209-225. doi:10.1080/03057240.2019.1656057
Foster, I., Wyman, J., Tong, D., Colwell, K., & Talwar, V. (2019). Does eyewitness and interviewer gender influence children’s reports? An experimental analysis of eyewitness and interviewer gender on children’s testimonies. Psychiatry, Psychology, and Law, 26(4), 499-519. doi:10.1080/13218719.2018.1507844
Foster, I., Flory, I., Arenzon, V. Dennie, A., Talwar, V., & Crossman, A. (2020, March). “I like you so…” How instigator and interviewer familiarity influence children’s disclosures. In J. Gongola (Chair), Children’s reluctance to disclose sexual abuse: Conceptualizations, identification, and case outcomes. Symposium presentation presented at the 2020 Annual Conference of the American Psychology-Law Society, New Orleans, LA.
Foster, I., Wyman, J., Tong, D., & Talwar, V. (2018, May). Who said it first? Children’s forthcomingness to disclose a witnessed transgression. Poster presentation presented at Development 2018 – A Canadian Conference on Developmental Psychology conference, Brock University, St. Catharines, ON.
Foster, I., Leduc, K., Caivano, O., & Talwar, V. (2018, May). The influence of age and peer relations on youth’s moral emotion attributions to cyber-bystander behaviours. Poster presentation presented at the 30th Association for Psychological Science Convention, San Francisco, CA.
Foster, I., Wyman, J., Tong, D., & Talwar, V. (2016, March). The effects of children’s age, gender, and interviewer gender on children’s disclosures of a theft. In K. McWilliams (Chair), Empirical examinations of children’s lie-telling and truth-telling behaviors. Symposium presentation presented at the 2016 Annual Conference of the American Psychology-Law Society, Atlanta, GA.
Foster, I., Wyman, J., Taieb-Lachance, C., Talwar, V., & Crossman, A. (2015, March). The roles of executive functions and theory-of-mind on children’s abilities to maintain a false accusation. Paper presented at the 2015 Annual Conference of the American Psychology-Law Society, San Diego, CA.
Foster, I., Wyman, J., Talwar, V., & Taieb-Lachance, C. (2014, May). The developmental patterns of lie-telling-behaviour and lie-maintenance in children. In V. Talwar (Chair), Liar liar pants on fire: Children’s conceptual understanding and the social-cognitive correlates of lie-telling behaviour. Symposium conducted at the meeting of the Development 2014: A Canadian Conference on Developmental Psychology, Ottawa, ON.
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, Montreal, QC.
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