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What goes on in a polygraph "test?" What kinds of questions are asked in a polygraph examination? What is a "lifestyle" polygraph? How does the lie detector "work"? Just how accurate is the polygraph? Can truthful people fail? Can liars beat the polygraph? How can you protect yourself against a false positive outcome?
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Question Concerning CQT patterns
I was wondering if there is any particular pattern that a CQT usually follows, and if so, would someone be so kind as to make me privy of this?  Thanks in advance.

Started Jan 1st, 1970 at 12:00am by Chris (Guest) (Guest)
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Question About Polygraph
Question:  I have quickly read through "The Lie Behind The Lie Detector" and noticed that the sensors that are put on a persons fingers when they are being "tested" is not really mentioned, and I saw ...

Started Jan 1st, 1970 at 12:00am by Chris T (Guest)
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Used countermeasures, but partially failed polygraph
I took a polygraph test recently and partially failed.
The countermeasures I used were controlled breathing and the pucker technique (which was not detected)
If I used the anal pucker and he...

Started Nov 2nd, 2016 at 11:23am by Grover (Guest)
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American Polygraph Association magazine now freely available online
The APA has recently made available online the current issue of its magazine, as well as archived issues dating back to January 2006.
Anyone interested in the insider view of the polygraph "testi...

Started Mar 1st, 2018 at 4:43pm by Dan Mangan
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What type of test is this?
A friend and I applied for a law enforcment job.  He allready took the polygraph last week and told me it basically consisted of a stim test with using the "number game" lie.
Then the test itself...

Started Sep 17th, 2007 at 3:48am by honeywell
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By: George W. Maschke
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innocent anxious father to take test
My husband has been accused of molesting our daughter. He is a very nervous person and does see a doctor for his anxiety. I told the CPS to test him because I believed that the tests were infallible. ...

Started Feb 11th, 2006 at 8:42pm by 1radar1
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medical countermeasures
I'm trying to do some research on medical countermeasure used to pass a polygraph. I'm not really concerned if they work or not, I'm just trying to find out all methods that are tried.
From resea...

Started Jul 27th, 2006 at 10:17pm by sora-chan (Ex Member)
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By: xenonman
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Accept job offer (poly required)
So I'm considering taking a job with a government contractor that requires a poly.  I currently hold a TS clearance, and have failed the poly 8 times in previous government contractor positions. This ...

Started Sep 1st, 2010 at 12:35am by theydeceivedme1
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By: George W. Maschke
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Can the polygraph tech manipulate the test
Everyone talks about "beating the test" but what about law enforcement that goes fishing?  Is there a way for a polygrapher to manipulate the test to show deceptive to use it to get a confession?<br /...

Started Oct 30th, 2008 at 7:20am by sailor6535
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Zone Comparison "Test" (ZCT)
[pre]
The Zone Comparison "Test" (ZCT) is one of the most commonly-used 
polygraph formats, but is not addressed in the 1st electronic 
edition of [i][url=http://antipolygraph.org/pubs.sh...|/pre]

Started Jan 1st, 1970 at 12:00am by George Maschke (Guest) (Guest)
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who here has passed the LAPD poly??
has anyone here passed the LAPD polygraph either with or without using CM's???? I live in PA and I REALLY want to work for the LAPD, but I am apprehensive about the poly because of my bad experience w...

Started Jan 18th, 2004 at 12:56am by mjcek (Guest)
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And the Sheep Shall Follow
George, I have to give you credit.  You have cultivated a big flock of sheep, who blindly follow your suggestions and are lining themselves up for the disappointment of their lives.  When they're caug...

Started Jan 26th, 2006 at 2:44am by Eastwood
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By: truthbtold
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Antipersperant
Falied my first polygraph and as the examiner presented the results to me, he specified that the electrodermal gave it away on one of the quesitons. Now obviously i will be asked more specifc question...

Started Sep 6th, 2007 at 11:02pm by bigl0u
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By: palerider
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Anxiety Disorders
I had a question about anxiety and polygraph testing. When I took my polygraph they asked if I was on any medication which I was not. I assume they do this before every polygraph test. 
So, my qu...

Started Dec 3rd, 2005 at 8:19pm by Phil413
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By: George W. Maschke
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undetected crime
I remember taking a polygraph exam years ago for a state police agency,  I recall a question concerning undetected crime, what is a common question concerning this and how should one respond, is it ge...

Started Jul 10th, 2001 at 8:41pm by John (Guest) (Guest)
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conclusion
From all my reading about the polygraphing procedure, I have come up with the following conclusion.  The outcome is purely subjective.  If the polygrapher feels you have made adequate, and somewhat tr...

Started Jul 7th, 2001 at 4:03am by miller (Guest)
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George,do you do CM on Irrelevant Q's
thanks for the book.

Started Feb 11th, 2004 at 6:32pm by true159
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By: George W. Maschke
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TS/SCI
I have an active secret clearance and must upgrade to top secret SCI for a new assignment within the Army (I'm a civilian).
Do they administer drug tests as part of SCI?  I have recently smoked p...

Started Feb 7th, 2004 at 2:16am by Vera
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Polygraph advice
Hi everyone,
I am currently in the process of interviewing with the DoD. I haven't even interviewed but if I get the offer, I'll go through the lifestyle polygraph (I think). I am wondering what ...

Started Feb 8th, 2004 at 10:28pm by manta_ray
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What should I do??
I've read and re-read the document on countermeasures and have even "practiced" them. However, when I actually get the polygraph, I'm not sure I'll perform them well. I mean I cannot truly practice be...

Started Feb 12th, 2004 at 8:28pm by manta_ray
2 1322 Last Post Feb 13th, 2004 at 3:13am
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