Dr. Kate Houston

Department Social Sciences

Texas A&M International University


Texas, 78041


Email: Kate.Houston@tamiu.edu

Kate Houston, PhD


Houston, K. A. & Russano, M. (2015).  Assessing Accusatorial vs. Rapport-based Information Gathering Approaches to HUMINT Collection via an Interpreter.  Federal Bureau of Investigation Research Symposium, Washington, D.C.



Houston K. A., Russano, M. & Ricks, E. (2014). Interpreter Facilitated Communication: Interpreter-Target Rapport and Interpreter Placement.  Federal Bureau of Investigation Research Symposium, Washington, D.C.



Houston, K. A. (2013). Emotion: Event Memory, Causal Agents and Interrogation.  Invited Lecture at the University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands.



Houston, K. A., Clifford, B. R., & Phillips, L. H. The Emotional Eyewitness: The Effects of Negative Emotion on Different Components of an Eyewitness’s Testimony. Invited paper presentation at the Psychology and Law Pre-conference to the Thirteenth Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP). San Diego, California, USA.




Eyewitness Identification. A Positive ID: Is it as Good as it Sounds? Invited Lecturer on the Forensic Art Master’s Degree at the Centre for Anatomy and Human Identification, University of Dundee, U.K.   Recurring annually since 2010. 

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Houston, K.A. (2016). Developing science based, ethical interrogation strategies. Paper presentation at the 53rd Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences meeting: Denver, Colorado.


Houston, K. A., Russano, M., Alexander, J. & Garcia S. (2016). Assessing accusatorial vs. information gathering approaches to HUMINT collection via an interpreter.  Paper presentation at the 2016 conference for the American Psychology-Law Society: Atlanta, Georgia.




Houston, K. A., Russano, M., & Ricks, P. (2015). What is rapport?  Questions of measurement and definition.  Paper presentation at the 11th biannual meeting of the Society for Applied Research in Memory and Cognition:  Victoria, Canada.


Houston, K. A., Russano, M. & Ricks, P.  (2015). Interpreter facilitated communication: Relationship dynamics and seating configuration. Paper presentation at the 2015 conference of the American Psychology-Law Society: San Diego, California.







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