Assistant professor, Maastricht University

Ewout Meijer has been active in forensic psychological research for 15 years. He obtained his PhD in 2008 from the Faculty of Psychology, Maastricht University, and has published about a variety of topics, including deception detection and investigative interviewing. He served as a research fellow at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in 2011-2012, and chaired the Forensic Psychology section at Maastricht University in 2015-2017.

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  • Nahari, G., Ashkenazi, T., Fisher, R.P., Granhag, P.A., Hershkowitz, I., Masip, J., Meijer, E.H., Nisin, Z., Sarid, N., Taylor, P.J., Verschuere, B., & Vrij, A. (2019). ‘Language of lies’: Urgent issues and prospects in verbal lie detection research. Legal and Criminological Psychology, 24, 1-23.
  • Hoogesteyn, K., Meijer, E.H., Vrij, A., & Merckelbach, H. (2018). Improving the disclosure of information in an investigative interview: rapport building and the physical environment. In mind Magazine.
  • Bogaard, G., & Meijer, E.H. (2018). Self-reported beliefs about verbal cues correlate with deception detection performance. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 32, 129-137.
  • Meijer, E.H., & Verschuere, B. (2017). Deception detection based on neuroimaging: Better than the polygraph?. Journal of Forensic Radiology and Imaging, 8, 17-21
  • Bogaard, G., Meijer, E.H., Vrij, A., & Merckelbach, H. (2016). Strong but wrong: Beliefs about verbal and non-verbal cues to deception. PLoS ONE, e0156615.

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