A Tremor in the Blood: Uses and Abuses of the Lie Detector

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McGraw-Hill, 1981 - Social Science - 317 pages
This book covers all concepts, methods, & applications of the lie detector. The evidence for lie detector validity & methods of "beating" the test are presented. The function of the lie detector in industrial security, employee screening, & criminal investigation are discussed in the work.

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Lykken, a well-known polygraph expert, dismantles many myths of lie detector tests and practices and allows us to evaluate assumptions surrounding these tests, which measure variations in an ... Read full review


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Dr. David Lykken has been a Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Palo Alto, California, and is now professor emeritus of psychology at the University of Minnesota. His studies of twins has attracted the attention of "The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, "and "Newsweek," He is the author of two professional books, and has written for a variety of publications, including" Discover, Psychology Today, "and "USA Today," He and his wife, Harriet, have three children and ten grandchildren and live very happily in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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