The Center for Law & Human Behavior

THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT EL PASO

 

 

 

 


“Effectiveness of Army Field Manual interrogation techniques through the development of specific dimensions of rapport”

 

Agency: FBI High Value Detainee Interrogation Group

Principal Investigator: Misty Duke, Ph.D.

Co-Principal: James Wood, Ph.D.

Amount: $150,840

 
Abstract: Executive Order 13491 limited interrogators to the use of interrogation approaches listed in the Army Field Manual 2 22.3. Very little research has evaluated these approaches. The proposed study will examine the effectiveness of Change of Scenery and We Know All Approaches, in combination with other approaches, with 120 participants. There is no research examining the independent use of either of these approaches. However, they have been referenced in the scientific literature on interrogation as being useful for educing information from sources. In addition, this study will evaluate how these approaches may impact specific dimensions of rapport, and how the effectiveness of the approaches may depend upon personality characteristics of the source. These goals will be accomplished through the implementation of an experimental study utilizing a tested interrogation research paradigm that retains psychological realism. It is anticipated that the Change of Scenery and We Know All Approaches will be effective above and beyond Direct Questioning in obtaining source cooperation.
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MISTY DUKE, PH.D, PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR

Post-Doctoral Teaching Fellow

National Security Studies Institute

  

 

 

 

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JAMES WOOD, Ph.D, CO-PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR

Graduate Program Director and Assistant Chair

Department of Psychology