Christopher Lively

Christopher Lively, BSc, BA (Hons), MSc, PhD (Candidate)

Department of Psychology
Memorial University of Newfoundland
Office SN-2057C
Tel: (709) 864-4480
Fax: (709) 864-2430
E-Mail: clively@mun.ca
Twitter: @chrisjlively

Research Interests
  • Alibi Assessment
  • Investigative Interviewing
  • Judiciary Questioning Practices
  • Legal Decision-Making Processes
  • Comprehension of Legal Rights
  • Weapon-Focus Effect
Research Contributions

Publications

Snook, B., Fahmy, W., Fallon, L., Lively, C. J., Luther, K., Messiner, C. M., Barron, T., & House, J. C. (2020). Challenges of a “toolbox” approach to investigative interviewing: A critical analysis of the RCMP’s phased interview model. Psychology, Public Policy, and Law. doi:10.1037/law0000245 [PDF]

Eastwood, J., Lively, C. J., Snook, B., Snow, M. (2020). Quality vs. quantity: The effect of relationship and number of corroborators on alibi assessments. Psychiatry, Psychology, and Law. doi:10.1080/13218719.2020.1754956 [PDF]

Lively, C. J., Fallon, L., Snook, B., & Fahmy, W. (2020). Seeking or controlling the truth? An examination of courtroom questioning practices by Canadian lawyers. Psychology, Crime and Law, 26, 343-366. doi:10.1080/1068316X.2019.1669595 [PDF] [Media Interest: CHMR Radio Interview]

Keeping, Z., Eastwood, J., Lively, C. J., & Snook, B. (2017). Don’t stop believing: The relative impact of internal alibi details on judgments of veracity. Psychology, Crime and Law, 23, 899-913. doi:10.1080/1068316X.2017.1338700 [PDF]

Book Chapters

Watt, M. C., MacLean, K., Gallagher, C., & Lively, C. (2014). Hybristophilia: Distorted lovemaps? In M. C. Watt (Ed.), Explorations in forensic psychology: Cases in criminal and abnormal behaviour (pp. 143- 167). Toronto, ON: Nelson Education Ltd. 

Conference Presentations (Selected Works)

Lively, C. J., Fallon, L., & Fahmy, W. (2019, May). Do judges ask appropriate questions for seeking the truth? A field study of magistrate questioning. Poster presented at the 4th North American Correctional & Criminal Justice Psychology Conference, Halifax, NS

Lively, C. J., & Snook, B. (2017, June). Seeking or Providing the Truth? A Field Study of Lawyer Questioning Practices in Court. Poster presented at the 78th Annual Canadian Psychological Association Convention, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Lively, C. J., Keeping, Z., Eastwood, J., & Snook, B. (2017, April). Don’t stop believing: The relative impact of internal alibi details on judgments of veracity. Paper presented at the Forensic Psychology in Canada Conference, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

Lively, C. J., Keeping, Z., Eastwood, J., & Snook, B. (2016, June). Exploring the Relative Strength of Factors Impacting Alibi Believability through Policy-Capturing. Poster presented at the 9th Annual International Investigative Interviewing Research Group Conference, Latimer, Buckinghamshire, London, England.

Lively, C. J., Keeping, Z., Eastwood, J., & Snook, B. (2016, May). Exploring the Relative Strength of Factors Impacting Alibi Believability through Policy-Capturing. Paper presented at the 1st Annual Atlantic Criminal Justice Research and Professional Practice Conference, Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada.

Lively, C. J., & Watt, M. C. (2014, May). Can music soothe the anxiety sensitive soul? Poster presented at the 38th Annual Science Atlantic Undergraduate Psychology Conference, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada.

Lively, C. J., & Watt, M. C. (2014, March). What function does music play in your life? Poster presented at the 12th Annual St. Francis Xavier University Student Research Day, Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada

Lively, C. J., Koch, E. J., & Weaver, A. D. (2013, October). Should we or shouldn’t we? Anticipated regret within friends with benefits relationships. Paper presented at the 40th Annual Canadian Sex Research Forum Conference, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada.

Other Contributions

Lively, C. J., & Snook, B. (2020). Animated interrogation rights: Can a multimedia presentation improve youths’ comprehension of their interrogation rights? Crime Scene, 27(1), 9-12. [PDF]

Lively, C. J., Fallon, L., & Eastwood, J. (2018). Toward reducing wrongful convictions: Improving the protective value of alibis. Psynopsis, 40, 14-15. [PDF]

Lively, C. J. (2017). How social influence factors might impact the jury. Law Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador legal research awards for students of Memorial University: 2015/2016, 1-6. [PDF]

Lively, C. J. (2014). If you build it, they will come: New special concentration in forensic psychology offered at StFX. Mind Pad, 3(2), 22-26. [PDF]

Lively, C. J., & Watt, M. C. (2014). Music for the soul: Teaching guitar to women offenders. Mind Pad, 3(2), 27-32. [PDF]

Professional Activities

2020 - Present

Deputy Journal Editor (Early Career Reseracher), Investigative Interviewing: Research and Practice - International Investigative Interviewing Research Group

Review Editor, Crime Scene - Criminal Justice Section, Canadian Psychological Association

2020 - Present

Ad Hoc Reviewer for:

  • Criminal Justice and Behavior

2019 - Present

Ad Hoc Reviewer for:

  • Investigative Interviewing: Research and Practice

2019 - Present

American Psychology-Law Society Campus Representative, Memorial University

2018 - Present

Canadian Psychological Association Campus Representative, Memorial University

2016 - 2019

Ad Hoc Reviewer for:

  • Psychology, Public Policy and Law (Student reviewer, as per editorial policy)
  • Journal of Interpersonal Relations, Intergroup Relations and Identity
  • Psychology Law Evidence Database

2017 - 2018

Canadian Psychological Association Graduate Student Representative, Memorial University

Student Volunteer with the Canadian Society of Evidence Based Policing

2017 - 2018

Associate Editor for Mind Pad

Psychology and the Public Interest

2019

Radio Interview, CHMR 93.5 FM

2015 - 2018

Graduate Student Blogger for MUN's School of Graduate Studies.

2017

Three-Minute Thesis Competitor at Memorial University

  • School of Graduate Studies Competition [video]
  • Faculty of Science Competition

2016

Three-Minute Thesis Competitor at Memorial University

  • School of Graduate Studies Competition [video]
  • Faculty of Science Competition

Teaching Experience

Fall 2020

Instructor, Introduction to Forensic Psychology (PSYC 2150), Memorial University

Coordinator, Colloquium Series in Psychology (PSYC 6010), Memorial University

Graduate Mentor, Honours Dissertation (PSYC 499A), Memorial University

Winter 2020

Guest Lecturer, Introduction to Forensic Psychology (PSYC 2150), Memorial University

Coordinator, Colloquium Series in Psychology (PSYC 6010), Memorial University

Fall 2019

Instructor, Introduction to Forensic Psychology (PSYC 2150), Memorial University

Coordinator, Colloquium Series in Psychology (PSYC 6010), Memorial University

Winter 2019

Instructor, Introduction to Forensic Psychology (PSYC 2150), Memorial University

Coordinator, Colloquium Series in Psychology (PSYC 6010), Memorial University

Fall 2018

Guest Lecturer, Introduction to Forensic Psychology (PSYC 2150), Memorial University

Coordinator, Colloquium Series in Psychology (PSYC 6010), Memorial University

Winter 2018

Guest Lecturer, Introduction to Psychology (PSYC 1001), Memorial University

Coordinator, Colloquium Series in Psychology (PSYC 6010), Memorial University

Fall 2017

Guest Lecturer, Introduction to Forensic Psychology (PSYC 2150), Memorial University

Coordinator, Colloquium Series in Psychology (PSYC 6010), Memorial University

Fall 2016

Guest Lecturer, Introduction to Forensic Psychology (PSYC 2150), Memorial University

2015 - Present

Graduate Teaching Assistant, Memorial University

Courses Include: Introduction to Psychology (PSYC 1000/1001); Introduction to Forensic Psychology (PSYC 2150); Health Psychology (PSYC 2151); Research Methods in Psychology for Non-Majors (PSYC 2920); Research and Writing in Psychology (PSYC 2930); Research Experience in Social Psychology (PSYC 4170); Colloquium Series in Psychology (PSYC 6010); Group Processes (PSYC 6402)

Spring 2013

Guest Lecturer, Human Sexuality (PSYC 378), St. Francis Xavier University

Professional Training

2017

Tier 3 Advanced Cognitive Interviewing, Memorial University, St. John’s, NL

Academic Recognitions and Awards

2020 Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship - Doctoral Fellowship (Value: $40000)

2020 Graduate Students’ Union Award For Excellence in Teaching (Value: $300)

2019 Canadian Psychological Association Student Research and Knowledge Dissemination Grant (Value: $1000)

2017 Fellow of the School of Graduate Studies

2017 Faculty of Science Three-Minute Thesis 1st Runner-up, Memorial University (Value: $250)

2017 Memorial University Recognition of Excellence

2017 Memorial University Nominee for the Vanier Canada Scholarship

2017 Memorial University Nominee for the Trudeau Foundation Doctoral Scholarship

2016 School of Graduate Studies Fellowship, Memorial University (Value: $6000)

2015-2016 Law Foundation of Newfoundland & Labrador Legal Research Award (Value: $750)

2015 School of Graduate Studies Fellowship, Memorial University (Value: $6000)

2011-2012 Dean's List for Faculty of Arts, St. Francis Xavier University

Contact

Psychology

230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1B 3X9

Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000