Back The Guardian Improve your relationships – with advice from counter-terrorism experts
Search Sections 9 Aug
Close
Advertisement
1 Aug 11:00am

Improve your relationships – with advice from counter-terrorism experts

The Guardian
Emily and Laurence Alison specialise in communication and co-operation with criminal suspects. But their methods work in the home and at work, too “The more you push someone, the more they close up,” say Emily and Laurence Alison, a husband-and-wife psychology team. “The hungrier you are for information, the harder it will be to get that out of someone. But give the person a choice about what they say; give them some autonomy and you begin to build the rapport that may lead to a better conversation,” says Laurence. This sounds like parenting advice and yet the Alisons’ specialism is helping counter-terrorism officers and the police to improve communication and co-operation with criminal suspects. When the atmosphere turns adversarial and competitive, as it so often does, they turn to the Alisons to help them navigate and negotiate.
Read full story
 Like Comment
Advertisement

Comments

No comments yet...
On the top

Date settings

Today is Sunday, August 9, 2020

+ 1 -
+ 1 -
+ 2016 -

Close

By using our website, you agree to the use of cookies as described in our cookie policy.

Accept

The Guardian

Close