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Posted by: George W. Maschke
Posted on: Jun 1st, 2006 at 9:50am
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dchozn1 wrote on Jun 1st, 2006 at 9:43am:
I'd like acopy of chapter 7. you still available to send it?

If you send me a private message with your e-mail address, I'll be happy to pass it along.
Posted by: dchozn1
Posted on: Jun 1st, 2006 at 9:43am
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I'd like acopy of chapter 7. you still available to send it?
Posted by: George W. Maschke
Posted on: Apr 17th, 2006 at 6:38pm
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There is no evidence that altering one's breathing effects the outcome of a CVSA "test" in any way.  While polygraph chart readings are easily manipulated in the examinees favor through the use of simple countermeasures, this does not seem to be the case with regard to CVSA. Trying to countermeasure the CVSA is more akin to trying to countermeasure a coin toss.

If I were in your shoes, I would breathe normally and not worry about which questions are relevant, irrelevant, or "control." Remember, CVSA has no validity whatsoever. It's merely an interrogational prop intended to get admissions from you. If you'd like, I could e-mail you Chapter 7 of the CVSA operator's manual, which covers pre-employment "testing." If you'd like to receive it, please send me your e-mail address by private message through this board.

One thing that might help is to avoid behavior that could tend to make you "look" deceptive in the interrogator's mind. To that extent, the behavioral (and only the behavioral) countermeasures outlined in Chapter 4 of The Lie Behind the Lie Detector may be helpful.
Posted by: ALIENEYED
Posted on: Apr 17th, 2006 at 6:03pm
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Hi,  in a few days i will take a cvsa for a police dispatcer job.  I am an honest person and really look forward to the opportunity.  I have some concerns,  i have used some drugs in the past (nothing serious) but other than that i have nothing to worry about.  I need to pass this test, it will be grea for me and my family.   does anyone have any idea of what type of questions will be asked?  also, i have read in other posts that to fool the test you can answer all control questions by modulating your breathing and answer all relevant questions in the same breathing pattern (like on an exhale).  but, if asked a question like "is elvis presley your father"  is this considered a control question, the answer of "no" would be the same answer i would give if asked if iv ever done any illegal drugs.  So should a question like this be consided a control question?