On statistical detection of deception: Comment on Szucko and Kleinmuntz

Gershon Ben-Shakhar, Israel Lieblich

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Disagrees with the conclusion by J. J. Szucko and B. Kleinmuntz) that the information necessary for making discriminations between truthful and deceptive Ss is contained in polygraph protocols but that polygraph interpreters do not use this information optimally. It is suggested that even an objective and sophisticated statistical analysis of the polygraph charts obtained by the control question method would not effectively predict deception. (1 ref) (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)79-80
Number of pages2
JournalAmerican Psychologist
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1984
Externally publishedYes


  • accuracy of clinician's interpretation vs statistical analysis of polygraph protocols, comment on J. J. Szucko & B. Kleinmuntz's conclusions


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