How turn-taking influences the perception of a suspect in police interviews

Rifca Peters, Merijn Bruijnes, Rieks op den Akker

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    We study turn-taking behaviour in non-cooperative dialogue for the development of believable characters in a serious game for conversational skill learning in the police interview context. We describe a perception study to see how participants perceive a suspect’s interpersonal stance, rapport, face, and deception when the turn-taking of the subject varies. We influence the perception of the suspect’s stance by altering the timing of the start of speech with respect to the ending of the interlocutor’s speech. The results of the study contribute to the development of an embodied conversational agent capable of natural human-system conversation with appropriate turn-taking behaviour.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationCreating the Difference - Proceedings of Chi Sparks 2014
    EditorsJ.P. van Leeuwen, P.J. Stappers, M.H. Lamers, M.J.M.R. Thissen
    Place of PublicationThe Netherlands
    PublisherThe Hague University of Applied Sciences and CHI Nederland
    Number of pages4
    ISBN (Print)978-90-73077-55-3
    Publication statusPublished - 3 Apr 2014
    EventChi Sparks 2014: Creating the Difference - The Hague University of Applied Sciences, The Hague, Netherlands
    Duration: 3 Apr 20143 Apr 2014


    ConferenceChi Sparks 2014
    CityThe Hague


    • Social skill training
    • HMI-IA: Intelligent Agents
    • Police Interview
    • Experimental perception study
    • Embodied conversational Agent
    • Turn taking
    • Serious game
    • Believable virtual humans


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