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Title: Behavioral Mirroring in Interviewing
Journal: FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin  Volume:78  Issue:12  Dated:December 2009  Pages:1-10
Author(s): Robin K. Dreeke; Joe Navarro M.A.
Date Published: December 2009
Page Count: 10
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article examines isopraxis, or mirroring another’s behavior while conducting an interview.
Abstract: Personality mirroring corresponds with nonverbal mirroring by matching the through process and style of communication a person prefers. Some people like to socialize as part of the communication process, while others prefer a more direct, task-oriented tact. People tend to favor information that they receive in a pleasing manner and consequently become more attentive and receptive. Analyzing people for particular personality and communication styles and then mirroring those traits can prove successful for investigators attempting to build relationships. At times, investigators encounter individuals with whom they cannot make a connection or develop a rapport, not only during the interview but when attempting to develop them as a source. Law enforcement personnel who use this behavioral tool will foster stronger rapport and glean valuable information in the furtherance of their cases. 4 charts and 5 endnotes
Main Term(s): Police interviewing training
Index Term(s): Behavioral science training; Effective communications training; Police interrogation training; Police specialized training; Policy training
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