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Subject: Polygraph Information for Job Seekers
Date: Mon, 28 Oct 2002 17:54:09 +0100 (CET)
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:
This site covers especially the methods used by the
US Secret Service, and includes personal history
The Federation of American Scientists website 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 Detec