Talley Bettens

Talley Bettens

Talley Bettens

Graduate Research Assistant

Adolescent legal decision-making; School discipline and investigation; Wrongful convictions, interrogations, confessions, guilty pleas, deception detection,

Talley Bettens is a second-year Ph.D. student working as a Graduate Research Assistant with Dr. Redlich in the MODLIS Lab. She received her M.S. in Psychological Science from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga with a focus on research at the intersection of psychology and law. She received her B.S. from Central Michigan University where she studied Psychology, Sociology, and Substance Abuse Prevention. Her research broadly examines adolescent legal decision-making in the context of police interrogations and guilty pleas, false admissions of guilt, and the aftermath of wrongful conviction.

Selected Publications

Bettens, T., & Normile., C. (2023). Interrogating students: Concerns and recommendations regarding the training of school administrators in the Reid technique. Psychology, Crime & Law. Advanced online publication. https://doi.org/10.1080/1068316X.2023.2196424

Redlich, A. D., Catlin, M., & Bettens, T. (2023). Intent-to-treat in the “cheating” paradigm: A meta-analysis. Journal of Experimental Criminology. Advanced online publication. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11292-023-09555-z

Bettens, T., & Warren, A. R. (2023). Juveniles and adults differ in their beliefs about cues to deception and strategies during a hypothetical police interview. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 37(1), 96-110. https://doi.org/10.1002/acp.4030

Catlin, M., Wilson, D. B., Redlich, A. D., Bettens, T., Meissner, C. A., Bhatt, S., & Brandon, S. (2023). PROTOCOL: Interview and interrogation methods and their effects on true and false confessions: An update and extension. Campbell Systematic Reviews, 19(1), 1-12. https://doi.org/10.1002/cl2.1314