The Investigative Interviewing Research Laboratory is comprised of 800 sq. ft. of space located on the second floor of Vowell Hall on the UTEP campus. The laboratory is divided into two research foci, namely Social Decision-Making and Applied Cognitive Psychology. Images and information regarding each research foci are provided below.
Social Decision-Making Laboratory (Vowell Hall, Room 212)
Studies in this laboratory focus upon interviewing and interrogation, and the detection of deception in the context of forensic interviews. The laboratory includes two sound-proofed and windowless interview rooms equipped with covert digital audio-video recording devices. Recorded information is fed to a state-of-the-art computerized recording system that can be concealed from participants. The laboratory also includes a conference table that is used for laboratory meetings and group testing.
Applied Cognitive Psychology Laboratory (Vowell Hall, Room 210)
Studies in this laboratory focus on memory for faces and eyewitness identification. The laboratory includes three individual testing rooms with state-of-the-art computer systems. The laboratory also includes a conference table that is used for laboratory meetings and group testing, and two computerized graduate student work stations.