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Journal Articles


Thompson, J. (2023). Police wellbeing interventions: Utilizing awe narratives to promote resilience. Journal of Community Safety and Well-Being, 8(4), 197–204.


Thompson, J. (2023). NASA resilience and leadership: Examining the phenomenon of awe. Frontiers in Psychology/Positive Psychology.


Thompson, J. (2023). Narrative Health: Examining the relationship between the phenomenon of awe and resilience and well-being. Journal of Community Safety and Well-Being, 8(2), 85–98.


Thompson, J. & Jensen, E. (2023). Hostage negotiator resilience: A phenomenological study of awe. Frontiers in Psychology/Clinical Settings,


Tam-Seto, L., & Thompson, J. (2023). Resetting and informing a new baseline for wellness in policing. Journal of Community Safety and Well-Being, 8(Suppl 1), S2–S3.


Thompson, J. (2022). Enhancing resilience: An interpretative phenomenological analysis of The Awe Project. Journal of Community Safety and Well-Being, 7(3), 93-110.


Thompson, J., Grubb, A.R., Ebner, N., Chirico, A., & Pizzolante, M. (2022). Increasing crisis hostage negotiator effectiveness: Embracing awe and other resilience practices. Cardozo Journal of Conflict Resolution, 23(3), 615-685.


Thompson, J. (2022). Awe: Helping leaders address modern policing problems. Journal of Community Safety and Well-Being, 7(2), 53-58.


Thompson, J. (2022). Awe narratives: A mindfulness practice to enhance resilience & wellbeing. Frontiers in Psychology/Positive Psychology.


Papazoglou, K., Kamkar, K., & Thompson, J. (2021). Law enforcement wellness: Promoting the “good” during the “bad” and “ugly”. Journal of Community Safety and Well-Being, 6(4), 168-173.


Thompson, J., & Drew, J.M. (2020). Warr;or21: A 21-day program to enhance first responder resilience and mental health. Frontiers in Psychology. DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2020.02078


Thompson, J. (2020). Enhancing resilience during the COVID-19 pandemic: A thematic analysis and evaluation of the warr;or21 program. Journal of Community Safety and Well-Being, 5(2), 51-56.


Kamkar, K., Edwards, G., Hesketh., McFee, D., Papazoglou, K., Pederson, P., Sanders, K., Stamatakis, T., & Thompson, J. (2020). Dialogue highlights from the LEPH2019 panel on police mental health and well-being. Journal of Community Safety & Well-Being, 5(1), 2-7.


Johnson, K.E., Thompson, J., Hall, J.A., & Meyer, C. (2017). Crisis (hostage) negotiators weigh in: The skills, behaviors, and qualities that characterize an expert crisis negotiator, Police Practice and Research, 19:5, 472-489.


Thompson, J. & Ebner, N. (2014). @ Face value? Nonverbal communication & trust development in online video-based mediation. International Journal of Dispute Resolution, 2, 103-124.


Book Chapters


Thompson, J., Marques, P., Alho. L., & Paulino, Ma. (2021). Communicating with psychopaths in law enforcement settings. In P. Marques (Ed.), In Psychopathy and Criminal Behavior. Elsevier.


St-Yves, M., Thompson, J., & Bibeau, L. (2021). Communication as a weapon for resolving hostage and barricaded situations. In P. Marques & M. Paulino (Eds.), Police Psychology. Elsevier.


Thompson, J. (2020). First responders and real resilience. In T. Frame (Ed.), Moral Challenges: Vocational Wellbeing Among First Responders.


Thompson, J., Ebner, N., & Giddings, J. (2019). Negotiating without words. In C. Honeyman & A.K. Schneider (Eds.), Negotiation Essentials for Lawyers. American Bar Association.


Thompson, J., Ebner, N., & Giddings, J. (2017). Nonverbal communication in negotiation. In C. Honeyman  & A.K. Schneider (Eds.), The Negotiator’s Desk Reference. (pp. 449 – 469). St. Paul, MN: DRI Press.




Thompson, J. (May, 2024). New Zealand Police Leadership: A Goal-Focused and Human-Centered Approach. The IACP Police Chief Magazine.  


Thompson, J. (December, 2023). Narratives and Resilience.


Thompson, J. (May, 2023). Experiencing awe: An innovative approach to enhance investigations and wellness. The IACP Police Chief Magazine.


Thompson, J. (2022). Focus on Officer Wellness: Investigating Police Suicide. The IACP Police Chief Magazine.


Thompson, J. (2018). Crisis counselor skills: Helping people in crisis… in 160 characters or less.


Thompson, J. (2017). Crisis negotiation: How to talk to someone you’re worried about. American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Lifesaver Blog. 


Thompson, J. (2017). Terrorism and hostage negotiation: Law enforcement strategies, preparation, and training (Part I). The Command Post, 39/Spring Edition, 5-7.


Thompson, J. (2014). “Crisis” or “hostage” negotiation? The distinction between two important terms. FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin, 83/3.


Thompson, J. (2014). Applying hostage and crisis negotiation intervention strategies in commercial dispute resolution. Alternatives to the High Cost of Litigation, 32/4, 52/63-65.


Thompson, J., & McGowan, H.M. (2014). “Talk to me”: What it takes to be an NYPD hostage negotiator.

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