Publications

 

In Press Articles and Chapters



Baker, A., Porter, S., ten Brinke, L., & Evanoff, C. (2016, in press). Seeing is believing: Observer perceptions of trait trustworthiness predict perceptions of honest in high-stakes emotional appeals. Psychology, Crime & Law. Click here for PDF.


Evanoff, C., Porter, S., & Black, P. (in press). Video killed the radio star? The influence of presentation modality on detecting high-stakes, emotional lies. Legal and Criminological Psychology. Click here for PDF.


Published Articles and Chapters



Porter, S., Rose, K., & Dilley, T. (2016). Enhanced interrogations: The expanding roles of psychology in police investigations in Canada. Canadian Psychology, 57, 35-43. Click here for PDF.


Porter, S., & Dilley, T. (2016). The Tina Eisnor murder case: A tragic case of treachery, amnesia, and dubious retribution. ln L. Shyba & T. Dalby (Eds.), Shrunk: Crime and disorder of the mind (pp. 133-147). Calgary, AB: Durance Vile Publications, Ltd. Click here for PDF.


Porter, S., & Baker, A. (2015). CSI (Crime Scene Induction): Creating false memories of committing crime. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 19, 716-718. Click here for PDF.


Baker, A., Porter, S., ten Brinke, L., & Udala, M. (2015). Risky business: Incorporating informed deception detection strategies in violence risk assessments. Archives of Forensic Psychology, 1, 55-77. Click here for PDF.


McQuaid, S., M., Woodworth, M., Hutton, E. L., Porter, S., & ten Brinke, L. (2015). Automated insights: Verbal cues to deception in real-life high-stakes lies. Psychology, Crime, and Law, 21, 617-631. Click here for PDF.


ten Brinke, L., Black, P. J., Porter, S., & Carney, D. (2015). Psychopathic personality traits predict competitive wins and cooperative losses in negotiation. Personality and Individual Differences, 79, 116-122. Click here for PDF.


Shaw, J., & Porter, S. (2015). Constructing rich false memories of committing crime. Psychological Science, 26, 291-301. Click here for PDF.


Peace, K. A., Shudra, R. D., Forrester, D. L., Kasper, R., Harder, K., & Porter, S. (2015). Tall tales across time: Narrative analysis of true and false allegations. Journal of Investigative Psychology and Offender Profiling, 12, 171-184. Click here for PDF.


Porter, S., Black, P., & Korva, N. (2015). The personality disorders. In D. Dozois (Ed.), Abnormal psychology – perspectives, 5th ed. Toronto: Pearson – Prentice Hall.


Shaw, J., Crosby, K., & Porter, S. (2015). The impact of a video game on criminal thinking: Implicit and explicit measures. Simulation & Gaming, 45, 786-804.


Porter, S., ten Brinke, L., Riley, S., & Baker, A. (2014). Prime time news: The influence of primed positive and negative emotion on susceptibility to false memories. Cognition and Emotion, 28, 1422-1434. Click here for PDF.


Black, P., Woodworth, M., & Porter, S. (2013, in press). The Big Bad Wolf? The relation between Dark Triad and the interpersonal assessment of vulnerability. Personality and Individual Differences, 67, 52-56. Click here for PDF.


Porter, S., Bhanwer, A., Woodworth, M., & Black, P. (2014). Soldiers of misfortune: An examination of the Dark Triad and the experience of schadenfreude. Personality and Individual Differences, 67, 64-68. Click here for PDF.


Juodis, M., Starzomski, A., Porter, S., & Woodworth, M. (2014, in press). What can be done about high-risk perpetrators of domestic violence? Journal of Family Violence, 29, 381-390. Click here for PDF.


Juodis, M., Starzomski, A., Porter, S., & Woodworth, M. (2014). Comparison of domestic and non-domestic homicides. Journal of Family Violence, 29, 299-313. Click here for PDF.


Baker, A., ten Brinke, L., & Porter, S. (2013). The face of an angel: Effect of exposure to details of moral behaviour on facial recognition memory. Journal of Applied Research in Memory and Cognition. Click here for PDF.


Shaw, J., Porter, S., ten Brinke, L. (2013). Catching liars: Training mental health and legal professionals to detect high-stakes lies. Journal of Forensic Psychiatry and Psychology. Click here for PDF.


Baker, A., ten Brinke, L., & Porter, S. (2013). Will get fooled again: Emotionally intelligent people are easily duped by high-stakes deceivers. Legal and Criminological Psychology. Click here for PDF.


Korva, N., Porter, S., O’Connor, B. P., Shaw, J., & ten Brinke, L. (2013). Dangerous decisions: Influence of juror attitudes and defendant appearance on legal decision-making. Psychiatry, Psychology and Law, 20, 384-398. Click here for PDF.


ten Brinke, L. & Porter, S. (2013). Discovering deceit: Applying laboratory and field research in the search for truthful and deceptive behaviour. In Cooper, B. et al. (Eds.) Applied issues in investigative interviewing, eyewitness memory, and credibility assessment. Click here for PDF.


Hancock, J., Woodworth, M. T., & Porter, S. (2013). Hungry like the wolf: A word pattern analysis of the language of psychopaths. Legal and Criminological Psychology, 18, 102-114. Click here for PDF.


Porter, S., Black, P., Baker, A., & Korva, N. (2012) Uncovering the secrets of the human face: The role of the face in pro-social and forensic contexts. In S. E. Carter & V. T. Bailey (Eds.), Facial expressions: Dynamic patterns, impairments and social perceptions. New York: Nova Science Publishers. Click here for PDF.


Wiseman, R., Watt, C., ten Brinke, L., Porter, S., Couper, S-L., & Rankin, C. (2012). The eyes don’t have it: Lie detection and neuro-linguistic programming. PLoS ONE, 7, 1-5. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0040259. Click here for PDF


Wilson, K., Juodis, M., & Porter, S. (2012). Fear and loathing in psychopaths: A meta-analytic investigation of the facial affect recognition deficit. Criminal Justice and Behavior, 38, 649-668. Click here for PDF.

Shaw, J., & Porter, S. (2012). Forever a psychopath? Psychopathy and the criminal career trajectory. In H. Hakkanen-Nyholm & Nyholm, J. (Eds.), Psychopathy and law (pp. 201-224). Wiley. Click here for PDF.

Peace, K., Porter, S., & Almon, D. (2012). Sidetracked by emotion: Observers’ ability to discriminate genuine and fabricated sexual allegations. Legal and Criminological Psychology, 17, 322-335. Click here for PDF.


ten Brinke, L. & Porter, S. (2011). Friend or Foe? The role of intuition in interpersonal trustworthiness and vulnerability assessments. In Columbus, F. (Ed.) Advances in psychology research V.74. (pp. 145-158). New York: Nova Science Publishers. Click here for PDF.


Porter, S., ten Brinke, L., Baker, A., & Wallace, B. (2011). Would I lie to you? “Leakage”  in deceptive facial expressions relates to psychopathy and emotional intelligence. Personality and Individual Differences, 51, 133-137. Click here for PDF.


ten Brinke, L., Porter, S., & Baker, A. (2012). Darwin the detective: Observable facial muscle contractions reveal emotional high-stakes lies. Evolution and Human Behavior, 33, 411-416. Click here for PDF.

ten Brinke, L., McDonald, S., Porter, S., & O’Connor, B. (2012). Crocodile Tears: Facial, verbal and body language behaviour associated with genuine and fabricated remorse. Law and Human Behaviour, 36, 51-59. Click here for PDF.

Peace, K., & Porter, S. (2012). Remembrance of lies past: A comparison of the features and consistency of truthful and fabricated trauma narratives. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 26, 414-423. Click here for PDF.


Porter, S., ten Brinke, L., & Wallace, B. (2012). Secrets and lies: Involuntary leakage in deception facial expressions as a function of emotional intensity. Journal of Non-verbal Behavior, 36, 23-37. Click here for PDF.


ten Brinke, L. & Porter, S. (2012). Cry me a river: Identifying the behavioural consequences of extremely high-stakes interpersonal deception. Law and Human Behavior, 36, 469-477. Click here for PDF.


Porter, S., Korva, N., & Baker, A. (2011). Secrets of the human face: New insights into the face and covert emotions. Invited review in Psychology Aotearoa. Click here for PDF.


Porter, S., Peace, K., Douglas, R., & Doucette, N. (2011). Recovered memories in the courtroom. In J. Ziskin & D. Faust (Eds.), Coping with psychological and psychiatric evidence. Law and Psychology Press; Los Angeles.


Vrij, A., Granhag, P. A., & Porter, S. (2010). Pitfalls and opportunities in nonverbal and verbal lie detection. Psychological Science in the Public Interest, 11, 89-121. Click here for PDF.


Peace, K., Porter, S., & Cook, B. (2010). Investigating differences in truthful and fabricated symptoms of traumatic stress over time. Psychological Injury and Law, 3, 118-129. Click here for PDF.

Porter, S., Demetrioff, S., McDougall, A., ten Brinke, L., & Wilson, K. (2010). A prospective investigation of the vulnerability of positive and negative scenes to the misinformation effect. Canadian Journal of Behavioural Science, 42, 55-61. Click here for PDF.


Porter, S., Demetrioff, S., & ten Brinke, L. (2010). Sexual psychopath: Current understanding and future challenges. In Schlank, A. (Ed.), The sexual predator - Volume IV (p. 13-1 – 13-12). Kingston, NJ : Civic Research Institute. Click here for PDF.


Porter, S., Gustaw, C., & ten Brinke, L. (2010). Dangerous decisions: The impact of first impressions of trustworthiness on the evaluation of legal evidence and defendant culpability. Psychology Crime & Law, 16, 477-491. Click here for PDF.

Porter, S., Juodis, M. & Firestone, P. (2010). The personality disorders.  In P. Firestone (Ed.), Abnormal psychology - perspectives, 4th ed (pp. 278-304). Toronto: Pearson Prentice-Hall. 

Porter, S., Juodis, M., ten Brinke, L., Klein, R. & Wilson, K. (2010). Evaluation of a brief deception detection training program. Journal of Forensic Psychiatry & Psychology, 21, 66-76. Click here for PDF.

Porter, S. & ten Brinke, L. (2010). The truth about lies: What works in detecting high-stakes deception? Invited Review in a Special Issue of Legal and Criminological Psychology, 15, 15-75. Click here for PDF.

Juodis, M., Woodworth, M., Porter, S., ten Brinke, L. (2009). Partners in crime: A comparison of individual and multi-perpetrator homicides. Criminal Justice and Behavior, 36, 824-839. Click here for PDF.

Porter, S. & ten Brinke, L. (2009). Dangerous decisions: A theoretical framework for understanding how judges assess credibility in the courtroom. Legal and Criminological Psychology, 14, 119-134. Click here for PDF.

Porter, S., ten Brinke, L., & Wilson, K. (2009). Crime profiles and conditional release performance of psychopathic and non-psychopathic sexual offenders. Legal and Criminological Psychology, 14, 109-118. Click here for PDF.

Woodworth, M., Porter, S., ten Brinke, L., Doucette, N. L., Peace, K., Campbell, M. A. (2009). A comparison of memory for homicide, non-homicidal violence, and positive life experiences. International Journal of Law and Psychiatry, 32, 329-334.  Click here for PDF.

Peace, K. A., Porter, P., & ten Brinke, L. (2008). Are memories for sexually traumatic events “special”? A within-subjects investigation of trauma and memory in a clinical sample. Memory, 16, 10-21. Click here for PDF.

Porter, S., Doucette, N., Woodworth, M., Earle, J., & MacNeil, B. (2008). ‘Halfe the world knowes not how the other halfe lies’: Investigation of cues to deception exhibited by criminal offenders and non-offenders. Legal and Criminological Psychology, 13, 27-38. Click here for PDF.

Porter, S., England, L., Juodis, M., ten Brinke, L. & Wilson, K. (2008). Is the face the window to the soul?: Investigation of the accuracy of intuitive judgments of the trustworthiness of human faces. Canadian Journal of Behavioural Science, 40, 171-177. Click here for PDF.

Porter, S., Taylor, K., & ten Brinke, L. (2008). Memory for media:  An investigation of false memories for negatively- and positively- charged public events. Memory, 16, 658-666. Click here for PDF.

Porter, S. & ten Brinke, L. (2008). Reading between the lies: Identifying concealed and falsified emotions in universal facial expressions. Psychological Science, 19, 508-514. Click here for PDF.

Wilson, K., Demetrioff, S., & Porter, S. (2008). A pawn by any other name? Social information processing as a function of psychopathic traits. Journal of Research in Personality, 42, 1651-1656. Click here for PDF.

Porter, S., Stewart, C., & Campbell, M.A. (2007). To the best of my knowledge, Officer: Investigation of crime questionnaire patterns associated with guilty knowledge concealment. The Canadian Journal of Police and Security Services, 5, 1-8. Click here for PDF.

Porter, S., McCabe, S., Woodworth, M., & Peace, K. A. (2007). "Genius is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration?...or is it? An investigation of the effects of motivation and feedback on deception detection. Legal and Criminological Psychology, 12, 297- 309. Click here for PDF.

Porter, S., & Peace, K. (2007). The scars of memory: A prospective, longitudinal investigation of the consistency of traumatic and positive emotional memories in adulthood. Psychological Science, 18, 435-441. Click here for PDF.


Porter, S., Peace, K. A., & Emmett, K. (2007). You protest too much, methinks: Investigating the features of truthful and fabricated reports of traumatic experiences. Canadian Journal of Behavioural Science, 39, 79-92. Click here for PDF.

Porter, S., & Porter, S. (2007). Psychopathy and violent crime. In H. Hervé & J. C. Yuille (Eds.), Psychopathy in the third millennium: Research and practice (pp. 287-300). Mahwah, NJ: Lawerence Erlbaum.

Porter, S., & Woodworth, M. (2007). I'm sorry I did it ... but He Started it: A comparison of the official and self-reported homicide descriptions of psychopath and non-psychopaths. Law and Human Behavior, 31, 91-107. Click here for PDF.

Porter, S. Woodworth, M., & Doucette, N. (2007). Memory for murder. In S. A. Christianson's (Ed.), Offenders' memories of violent crimes (pp. 115-134). Wiley. Click here for PDF.

Porter, S., & Peace, K. (2006). Overview of the psychologist’s “duty to warn” in forensic settings.  In D. Boer (Ed.), Psychological Services Manual. Correctional Service of Canada.

Porter, S., & Woodworth, M. (2006). Psychopathy and aggression. In C. Patrick (Ed.), Handbook of psychopathy (pp. 481-494). New York: Guilford. Click here for PDF.


Porter, S., Porter, S., & Firestone, P. (2006). The personality disorders. In P. Firestone (Ed.), Abnormal psychology - perspectives, 3rd ed. Pearson Prentice-Hall.

Peace, K. A., & Porter, S., (2004). A longitudinal investigation of the reliability of memories for trauma and other emotional experiences. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 18, 1143-1159. Click here for PDF.

Porter, S. (2004). Forensic Psychology. Canadian Journal of Behavioural Science, 36, 81-83. Click here for PDF.


Waschbusch, D. A., Porter, S., Carrey, N., Kazmi, O., Roach, K., & D'Amico, D. A. (2004). Investigation of the heterogeneity of disruptive behaviour in elementary-age children. Canadian Journal of Behavioural Science, 36, 95-110. Click here for PDF.

Campbell, M. A., Porter, S., & Santor, S. (2004). Psychopathic traits in adolescent offenders: An evaluation of criminal history, clinical, and psychosocial correlates, Behavioral Sciences & the Law, 22, 23-47. Click here for PDF.

Woodworth, M., Peace, K. A., O'Donnell, C., & Porter, S. (2003). Forensic community programs: Recommendations for the management of NCRMD patients in the community. Journal of Forensic Psychology Practice, 3, 1-22. Click here for PDF.


Porter, S., Woodworth, W., Earle, J., Drugge, J. & Boer, D. P. (2003). Characteristics of sexual homicides committed by psychopathic and nonpsychopathic offenders, Law and Human Behavior, 27, 459-470. Click here for PDF.

Porter, S., Spencer, L., & Birt, A. (2003). Blinded by emotion? Effect of the emotionality of a scene on susceptibility to false memories. Canadian Journal of Behavioural Sciences, 35, 165-175. Click here for PDF.

Porter, S., Campbell, M. A., Birt, A., & Woodworth, M. (2003). "He said, she said": A psychological perspective on historical memory evidence in the courtroom. Canadian Psychology, 44, 190-206. Click here for PDF.

Porter, S., Campbell, M. A., Birt, A., & Woodworth, M. (2003). "We said, she said": A response to Loftus (2003). Canadian Psychology, 44, 213-215. Click here for PDF.

Campbell, M. A., & Porter, S. (2002). Pinpointing reality: How well can people judge true and mistaken emotional childhood memories? Canadian Journal of Behavioural Sciences, 34, 217-229. Click here for PDF.

Porter, S., Campbell, M.A., Stapleton, J., & Birt, A. (2002). The influence of judge, target and stimulus characteristics on the accuracy of detecting deceit. Canadian Journal of Behavioural Sciences, 34, 172-185. Click here for PDF.

Porter, S., Campbell, M.A., Woodworth, M., & Birt, A. R. (2002). A new psychological conceptualization of the sexual psychopath. In Columbus F. (Ed.) Advances in Psychology Research, Volume 7 (pp. 21-36). Nova Science: New York. Click here for PDF.


Woodworth, M., & Porter, S. (2002). In cold blood: Characterisitics of criminal homicides as a function of psychopathy. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 111, 436-445. Click for PDF.

Porter, & Birt, A. R. (2001). Is traumatic memory special? A comparison of traumatic memory characteristics with memory for other emotional life experiences. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 15, 101-117. Click here for PDF.

Porter, S., Birt, A. R. & Boer, D. P. (2001). Investigation of the criminal and conditional release profiles of Canadian federal offenders as a function of psychopathy and age. Law and Human Behavior, 25, 647-661. Click here for PDF.

Porter, S., Birt, A.R., Hervé, H., & Yuille, J. C. (2001). Memory for murder: A psychological perspective on dissociative amnesia in forensic contexts. International Journal of Law and Psychiatry, 24, 23-42. Click here for PDF.

Porter, S., Yuille, J. C., & Birt, A. R. (2001). The discrimination of deceitful, mistaken, and real memories for emotional events. In R. Roesch, R. Corrado, & R. Dempster (Eds.), Psychology in the courts: International advances in knowledge (pp. 253-270). Harwood Publishers. Click here for PDF.

Porter, S., Birt, A. R., Yuille, J. C., & Lehman, D. (2000). Negotiating false memories: Interviewer and rememberer characteristics relate to memory distortion. Psychological Science, 11, 513-516. Click here for PDF.


Porter, S., Drugge, J., Fairweather, D., Hervé, H., Birt, A. R., & Boer, D. (2000). Profiles of psychopathy in incarcerated sex offenders. Criminal Justice and Behavior, 27, 196-215.  Click here for PDF.


Porter, S., Woodworth, M., & Birt, A. R. (2000). Truth, Lies, and Videotape: An investigation of the ability of federal parole officers to detect deception. Law and Human Behavior, 24, 643-658. Click here for PDF.

Yuille, J. C., & Porter, S. (2000). Deception. The Encyclopedia of Psychology. American Psychological Association: Washington, DC.

Woodworth, M. & Porter, S. (2000). Historical Foundations and Current Applications of Criminal Profiling in Violent Crime Investigations. Expert Evidence, 7, 241-264. Click here for PDF.

Porter, S., Yuille, J.C., & Lehman, D. (1999). The nature of real, implanted, and fabricated memories for emotional childhood events: Implications for the recovered memory debate. Law and Human Behavior, 23, 517-538. Click here for PDF.

Swihart, G., Yuille, J. C., & Porter, S. (1999). The role of state dependent memory in "red-outs". International Journal of Law and Psychiatry, 22, 199-212. Click here for PDF.

Porter, S., & Marxsen, D. (1998). Challenging the eyewitness expert: An update considering memory for trauma and created memories. In J. Ziskin (Ed.), 1997 Supplement to Coping with psychiatric and psychological testimony, 5th ed. (pp. 112-129). Law and Psychology Press: Los Angeles. Click here for PDF.

Yuille, J.C., Tollestrup, P., Porter, S., Marxsen, D., & Hervé, H. (1998). An exploration on the effects of marijuana on eyewitness memory. International Journal of Law and Psychiatry, 21, 117-128. Click here for PDF.


Porter, S., & Yuille, J.C. (1996). The language of deceit: An investigation of the verbal clues to deception in the interrogation context. Law and Human Behavior, 20, 443-458.  Click here for PDF.

Porter, S. (1996). Without conscience or without active conscience?: The etiology of psychopathy revisited. Aggression and Violent Behavior, 1, 179-189. Click here for PDF.

Yuille, J.C., Daylen, J., Porter, S., & Marxsen, D. (1995). Challenging the eyewitness expert. In J. Ziskin (Ed.) Coping with psychiatric and psychological testimony, 5th Ed. (pp. 1266-1298). Law and Psychology Press: Los Angeles. Click here for PDF.

Porter, S. & Yuille, J.C. (1995). Credibility assessment of criminal suspects through statement analysis. Psychology, Crime, and Law, 1, 319-331. Click here for PDF.

Porter, S., Yuille, J.C., & Bent, A. (1995). A comparison of the eyewitness accounts of deaf and hearing children. Child Abuse and Neglect, 19, 51-61. Click here for PDF.


Yuille, J.C., Davies, G., Gibling, F., Marxsen, D., & Porter, S. (1994). Eyewitness memory of police             trainees for realistic role plays. Journal of Applied Psychology, 79, 931-936.  Click here for PDF.