Asked by Shubhit Bhatia on Mar 10, 2024



According to research,which statement best reflects the accuracy of the polygraph in detecting lies

A)  not at all accurate
B)  accuracy has been exaggerated 
C)  relatively accurate
D)  accurate 90% of the time


An instrument used for measuring and recording several physiological indicators such as blood pressure, pulse, respiration, and skin conductivity while a subject is asked and answers a series of questions, purportedly to indicate truthfulness.

Detecting Lies

The process of identifying deceptive behavior or statements, utilizing various assessment techniques or tools.

  • Assess the reliability of polygraph testing in lie detection.

Verified Answer

Koduru Mohan

Mar 10, 2024

Final Answer :
Explanation :
Research has shown that the accuracy of the polygraph in detecting lies has been exaggerated and it is not a reliable tool for lie detection. It has been found to have a high rate of false positives and false negatives. Therefore, option B is the most accurate choice.