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Subject: Polygraph Information for Job Seekers
Date: Tue, 30 Sep 2003 14:30:02 +0200 (CEST)
Polygraph Information for Job Seekers
If you are applying for a job that requires polygraph screening,
whether it be a "lifestyle polygraph" or a "counterintelligence-scope
polygraph" -- you need to know the truth about lie detectors.
Detailed info about the polygraph, the trickery behind it, and how to
pass a polygraph test is available free at:
See especially their book, The Lie Behind the Lie Detector,
which you can download at:
This site also has an active message board at:
The National Academy of Sciences has concluded that "the federal
government should not rely on polygraph examinations for screening
prospective or current employees to identify spies or other
national-security risks because the test results are too inaccurate
when used this way." The report, titled The Polygraph and Lie Detection,
can be read on-line at:
The Federation of American Scientists website also provides
documentation and critical commentary on lie detector testing:
See also David T. Lykken's book, A Tremor in the Blood: Uses and Abuses of the Lie Detector (Plenum Press, 1998), which provides a thorough debunking of polygraphy.