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Great post. Empirically speaking, your thoughts on people "undergoing a lie-detection examination will be less likely to lie" is dead on. As I had a former spouse polygraphed about infidelity, the presence of the polygraph alone revealed details that my spouse was still keeping latent for about a year. The polygrapher, Dan, who is over at, spoke individually with me and my husband and once alone with him, he confessed to certain issues even before actually being administered a polygraph exam. That "psychological effect" aforementioned is certainly dead on--the fear alone of believing you will be "detected" goes a long way in the entire interview/polygraph process.

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