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I have a problem with only one "relevant" question. What to do ?
Jan 18th, 2008 at 5:08pm
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Hi there Smiley
I'm supposed to take a polygraph test during the next couple of weeks, and while I feel totally comfortable with most of the questions that I will be asked, there's one specific question that's troubling me (it doesn't really matter what question it is, just the fact that it is a "relevant").

It seems to me that in this case using countermeasures only for all the "control" questions isn't enough, am I right ? Should I use countermeasure for all the "control" questions plus the "relevant" questions (except the problematic questions) ?

I would really appreciate any help Smiley
  
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Re: I have a problem with only one "relevant" question. What to do ?
Reply #1 - Jan 18th, 2008 at 6:05pm
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mario wrote on Jan 18th, 2008 at 5:08pm:
It seems to me that in this case using countermeasures only for all the "control" questions isn't enough, am I right ?


No.

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Should I use countermeasure for all the "control" questions plus the "relevant" questions (except the problematic questions) ?


No. Augmenting reactions to relevant questions in a "control question test" will increase the likelihood of failing.
  

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Reply #2 - Jan 18th, 2008 at 6:11pm
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Thanks for the fast reply Smiley

So, should I just stick to the "normal" plan, using countermeasures only for the control questions ?

Thanks again Smiley
  
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Reply #3 - Jan 18th, 2008 at 6:19pm
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That you even asked the question that you did suggests to me that you haven't understood the material covered in Chapters 3 & 4 of The Lie Behind the Lie Detector. Under the circumstances, it might be wiser not to use countermeasures at all (and ideally, not to take the polygraph).
  

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