Accession Number : ADA299024

Title :   Efficacy of Repeated Psychophysiological Detection of Deception Testing.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Mar 93-Apr 95,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE POLYGRAPH INST FORT MCCLELLAN AL

Personal Author(s) : Dollins, Andrew B. ; Cestaro, Victor L. ; Pettit, Donald J.

PDF Url : ADA299024

Report Date : APR 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 51

Abstract : Physiological measures were recorded during repeated psychophysiological detection of deception (PDD) tests to determine if physiologic response levels change with test repetition. Two groups of 22 healthy male subjects completed six Peak of Tension PDD tests on each of two test days. A minimum between test day interval of six days was maintained. The treatment group was programmed to respond deceptively to one of seven test questions while the control group was programmed to respond truthfully to all questions. The respiration and Galvanic Skin Response (GSR) line lengths, GSR peak response amplitude and latency, and cardiovascular inter-beat-interval (IBI) were calculated for each response. Analyses indicated that: except for GSR peak response latency, differential physiological reactivity during a PDD test did not change significantly during repeated tests or days; there was a decrease in average respiration line lengths during the beginning test(s) of each day; and, differential changes in average respiration line length, GSR peak latency, and cardiovascular IBI responses corresponded to deception. Power analyses are presented to assist in result interpretation. It is suggested that PDD decision accuracy, concerning subject veracity, should not decrease during repeated testing.

Descriptors :   *STRESS(PSYCHOLOGY), *PHYSIOLOGICAL EFFECTS, *PSYCHOPHYSIOLOGY, *GALVANIC SKIN RESPONSE, TEST AND EVALUATION, CONTROL, PEAK VALUES, DETECTION, REPETITION RATE, DECISION MAKING, STRESS(PHYSIOLOGY), ACCURACY, REACTIVITIES, TENSION, PHYSIOLOGY, POWER, RESPONSE(BIOLOGY), RESPIRATION, AMPLITUDE, DECEPTION, INTERVALS.

Subject Categories : Anatomy and Physiology
      Psychology
      Stress Physiology

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