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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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Goerge,do you use cm even if control q is yes

Started Feb 11th, 2004 at 10:58pm by true159
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By: George W. Maschke
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Countermeasures and "No" on Relavent Que
How many people have used counter measures on control questions and answered "no" on relavent questions and been successful?  If so what kind of counter measures did you use?
Thanks so much for t...

Started Feb 2nd, 2004 at 11:39pm by Green (Guest)
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If I am honest, I will fail
In high school I fell in with the wrong crowd for various reasons and participated in a significant amount of illegal drug use (primarily marijuana).  It's been about 7 years or so since that period (...

Started Feb 2nd, 2004 at 1:39am by kinda_guilty (Guest)
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By: Anonymous (Guest)
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Attention: APA-Certified PCSOT Forensic Psycho-Physiologists -- Rate This PLCQ Maintenance "Test"
1. Is your last name Doe? (YES)
2. Will you tell the truth on this test? (YES)
3C. Since being at [treatment center name], have you lied to [therapist] about anything we haven't covered? (NO...

Started May 4th, 2017 at 1:05am by Dan Mangan
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By: Dan Mangan
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Going for Full Scope/CI Poly
So, I currently hold a Top Secret clearance and I'm going for a full scope/ci polygraph soon. I have done a lot of illegal downloading over the past decade - 10+ terabytes worth of music, videos, porn...

Started Aug 7th, 2009 at 8:55pm by Mike Jones
1 5001 Last Post Sep 13th, 2009 at 10:20pm
By: Indiana73
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Rejection letter
I got my rejection letter from agency #3 today (after being accepted to my first 2 agencies), and I'm just dying to post its contents on this site.  Problem is, they had the audacity to mark it as "Fo...

Started Mar 8th, 2006 at 8:48pm by Onesimus
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question for senior members
If I produce a reaction to a relevant question, and I am able to produce three countermeasure reactions, but the relevant reaction is stronger, how is that scored?  Any imput is appreciated.  Thanks.<...

Started May 7th, 2013 at 10:40pm by tacticaljimmy (Guest)
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By: George W. Maschke
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How do I react to control questions?
I have been perusing this forum after a horrible polygraph experience. I can relate to most of the posts here. Rather than boring you with my story, I just have a question. I keep seeing people say th...

Started Sep 25th, 2008 at 11:09pm by Poly-ana (Guest)
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By: SanchoPanza
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Testing in pain or high medicated for the pain? help
I take a nerve medicine for pain in my hip because it needs replaced and narcotics for the bone pain. Will that affect my test? Or if i stopped taking the nerve med my pain level will be real high. Ch...

Started Sep 10th, 2012 at 11:05pm by pillbill (Guest)
4 4311 Last Post Sep 11th, 2012 at 3:02am
By: pillbill
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To sleep or not to sleep?
Many polygraphers recommend that examinees get at least 6-7 hours of sleep the night before the test. 
Does anybody know how the body would react in a test with significantly less sleep, say 3-4 ...

Started Jan 27th, 2004 at 12:41am by Anonymous (Guest)
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By: George W. Maschke
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DoDPI General Question "Test" (GQT)
The DoDPI General Question Test (GQT)
Mr. Scalabrini and I were unaware of this polygraph format at the time we wrote the 1st edition of The Lie Behind the Lie Detector. According to James Allen Matte ...

Started Jan 1st, 1970 at 12:01am by George Maschke (Guest) (Guest)
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By: George W. Maschke
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Admitting crimes in a poly
During my poly prequestioning yesterday I admitted to seeing underage porn when I was 18, it was downloaded on a fileshare app then erased. This was 11 years ago. The images were just labeled underage...

Started Mar 2nd, 2013 at 7:10am by Quickquestion (Guest)
5 5858 Last Post Jul 25th, 2013 at 12:01pm
By: George W. Maschke
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Lifet Style Poly with the Agency - Sex ?
Can anyone tell me if I would not get a clearance/pass the poly if I had a one night stand about three years ago.  My wife has no idea.
I know this comes under the area of good judgement or bad j...

Started Apr 2nd, 2006 at 2:33am by gigman1986
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By: Onesimus
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Countermeasurements when?
Been reading the free book on the site, as well as browsed the forum, but I am still a little bit unsure of hwo to go about with the countermeasurements.
1. On the stim test I do use them?

Started Dec 1st, 2016 at 8:17am by George (Guest)
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By: George W. Maschke
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afraid of failing when telling the truth
I am afraid of failing a polygraph when telling the truth. I am scared that i will be too nervous and fail. Should I not take the test?

Started Oct 26th, 2010 at 10:23am by woobles
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By: stefano - Ex Member
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How do the following impact polygraph results?
To all polygraphers on this board,
Regarding effective use of the polygraph, how do the following impact polygraph results? Please provide explanations and evidence... 
1. Hypertension <br /...

Started Sep 18th, 2006 at 12:49am by digithead
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By: James Votaw (Guest)
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Is the questionaire for a pre-employment polygraph screening and the results themselves submitted to the FBI and entered in to NCIC? My understanding was that this was a confidential process and only ...

Started Jan 1st, 1970 at 12:00am by Tom (Guest)
1 2879 Last Post Jan 6th, 2001 at 8:46pm
By: Gino J. Scalabrini (Guest) (Guest)
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direct lie vs probable lie
Hello, I was wondering if there is a difference between direct lie and probable lie polygraph. The reason I ask is to see if the new polygraph by CBP has different standards for passing.   
Thank ...

Started Oct 17th, 2018 at 11:59pm by Joanna (Guest)
1 1845 Last Post Oct 18th, 2018 at 3:47am
By: George W. Maschke
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Fooling the GSR?
hey all, I just took a polygraph test and the only thing that came back as deceptive was my GSR.  Is there anyway to block your galvanic skin response?  I have the test again in a couple of days and a...

Started Apr 29th, 2009 at 2:24pm by pathrunner
4 3171 Last Post Apr 30th, 2009 at 2:42am
By: Twoblock
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symptomatic question??
I've just completed a pre-employment polygraph for a sheriff's office.  After the poly the examiner seemed to focus in on two questions.  One seems like an control question.  "Have you ever lied to a ...

Started Jan 3rd, 2005 at 2:09am by marie_t (Ex Member)
1 6410 Last Post Jan 3rd, 2005 at 9:17am
By: George W. Maschke
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