FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Question: What is a polygraph?
Answer: The term polygraph literally means "many writings," which refers to the manner in which selected physiological activities are simultaneously recorded.
Question: What kind of equipment is used?
Answer: The most common equipment used today is the computerized instrument which records changes in: respiration, cardio activities, and electrodermal resistance.
Question: What occurs during a polygraph exam?
Answer: Typically, an exam will include a period referred to as a pre-test phase to complete required paperwork and discuss the exam and questions to be used on the test; a chart collection phase where the exam will be administered and charts will be collected and analyzed; and, a post-test phase where the results will be discussed with the examinee.
Question: How can I find out more about polygraph?
Answer: Click on the American Polygraph Association links below to learn more about polygraph testing and applicable laws.