The polygraph and forensic psychiatry.

  • Don Grubin
  • Published 2010 in
    The journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry…

Abstract

The Blue Fairy in Pinocchio stated confidently, “Lies can be easily recognized. There are two kinds of them: those with short legs, and those with long noses” (Ref. 1, p 89). While perhaps true for her, the Blue Fairy was wrong when it comes to humans, who are in general poor lie detectors. In experimental settings, the ability of the average person to… (More)

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