Research and Publications by James Allan Matte


(****** denotes Denis A. Kitchen, Esquire as Co-Author)
(***** denotes Tuvia Shurany as primary author, and James Allan Matte and Einat Stein as co-authors.)
(**** denotes Dr. Robert N. Grove as Co-Author)
(*** denotes Dr. Ronald M. Reuss, Ed.D. as Co-Author)
(** denotes Thomas E. Armitage as Co-Author)
(* denotes Cleve Backster as Co-Author)

March 2016

"When Threat is Near, Get out of Here. Dynamics of Defensive Behavior During Freezing and Active Avoidance."

Excerpts of study published in Psychological Science, online before print October 6, 2015, doi: 10.1177/0956797615597332, and reprinted with permission of SAGE, with Comment by James Allan Matte, Editor of Research Digest, official publication of the International Society of Polygraph Examiners (ISOPE), Volume 3, Number 2, 2016.

January 2016

"LIMITED CRITIQUE OF BOOK: Detecting Deception: Current Challenges and Cognitive Approaches. Edited by Par Andes Granhag, Aldert Vrij and Bruno Verschuere. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, 2015."

Published in Research Digest, official publication of the International Society of Polygraph Examiners (ISOPE), Volume 3, Number 1, 2016.

******November 2015

"Scientific Validation of Polygraph Techniques Revisits Admissibility in Court."

Published in Research Digest, official publication of the International Society of Polygraph Examiners (ISOPE), Volume 2, Number 6, 2015.

October 2015

"LIMITED CRITIQUE OF BOOK: Fundamentals of Polygraph Practice, by D. J. Krapohl and P. K. Shaw"

Published in Research Digest, official publication of the International Society of Polygraph Examiners (ISOPE), Volume 2, Number 5, 2015.

September 2015

"Critique of Article by Nelson and Handler Entitled “Statistical Reference Distributions for Comparison Question Polygraphs"

Published in European Polygraph, Journal of Andrzej Frycz Modrzewski Krakow University, Poland, Volume 9, Number 2(32), 2015.

July 2015

"Identifying and Cultivating Superforecasters as a Method of Improving Probabilistic Predictions"

Abstract of study published in Perspectives on Psychological Science in May 2015, and reprinted with permission of SAGE, with Comment by James Allan Matte, Editor of Research Digest, official publication of the International Society of Polygraph Examiners, Vol. 2, Nr.4, 2015.

May 2015

"Constructing Rich False Memories of Committing Crime"

Summary of unabridged study published in Psychological Science on 3 February 2015, and reprinted with permission of SAGE, with Comment by Editor of Research Digest, official publication of the International Society of Polygraph Examiners, Vol. 2, Nr. 3, 2015.

July 2014

"Rebuttal to Cushman’s Rejoinder to Matte’s Response to Article on the Matte Quadri-Track Zone Comparison Technique’s Inside Track."

Published in Research Digest, official publication of the International Society of Polygraph Examiners, Volume 1, Number 1, 2014.

May 2014

"A Letter to the Editor Regarding Cushman’s Critique of the Matte Quadri-Track Zone Comparison Technique and its Inside Track."

Published in Polygraph, Journal of the American Polygraph Association, Volume 43, Number 1, 2014

December 2013

"fMRI Lie Detection Validity and Admissibility as Evidence in Court and Applicability of the Court’s Ruling to Polygraph Testing."

Published in European Polygraph, Journal of Andrzej Frycz Modrzewski Krakow University, Poland, Volume 7, Number 4(26), 2013.

June 2013

"Limited response to Marcin Golaszewski’s Conclusions From the Meta-Analytic Survey of Criterion Accuracy of Validated Polygraph Techniques."

Published in European Polygraph, Journal of Andrzej Frycz Modrzewski Krakow University, Poland, Volume 7, Number 2(24), 2013.

April 2013

"The Connection between Score Threshold, Rate of Inconclusives and Minimum Number of Charts Required for Decision of Truth or Deception."

Published in European Polygraph, Journal of Andrzej Frycz Modrzewski Krakow University, Poland, Volume 7, Number 1(23), 2013.

December 2012

"A Letter to the Editor Regarding the APA’s Terminology Reference for the Science of Psychophysiological Detection of Deception."

Published in Polygraph, Journal of the American Polygraph Association, Volume 41, Number 4, 2012.

November 2012

"Effect of the Stimulation Test Administered Before and After the First Relevant Chart of the Control Question Test."

Published in European Polygraph, Journal of Andrzej Frycz Modrzewski Krakow University, Poland, Volume 6, Number 3(21), 2012.

September 2012

"Minimum Number of Polygraph Charts Required to Reach a Conclusion of Truth or Deception in Psychophysiological Veracity Examinations."

Published in European Polygraph, Journal of Andrzej Frycz Modrzewski Krakow University, Poland, Volume 6, Number 2(20), 2012.

May 2012

"Critique of Meta-Analytic Survey of Criterion Accuracy of Validated Polygraph Techniques"

Published in European Polygraph, Journal of Andrzej Frycz Modrzewski Krakow University, Poland, Volume 6, Number 1(19), 2012.

December 2011

"Effect of Habituation to Least Threatening Zone Questions on the Most Threatening Zone Comparison Questions in Psychophysiological Veracity Examinations."

Published in European Polygraph, Journal of Andrzej Frycz Modrzewski Krakow University, Poland, Volume 5, Number 3-4(17-18), 2011.

November 2011

"Psychological Aspects of the Quadri-Track Zone Comparison Technique and Attendant Benefits of its Inside Track."

Published in European Polygraph, Journal of Andrzej Frycz Modrzewski Krakow University, Poland, Volume 5, Number 2(16), 2011.

December 2010

"Guiding Principles and Benchmarks for The Conduct of Validity Studies of Psychophysiological Veracity Examinations Using the Polygraph."

Published in European Polygraph, Journal of Andrzej Frycz Modrzewski Krakow University, Poland, Volume 4, Number 4(14), 2010.

July 2010

"A Field Study of the Backster Zone Comparison Technique's Either-Or Rule and Scoring System Versus Two Other Scoring Systems When Relevant Question Elicits Strong Response."

Published in European Polygraph, Journal of Andrzej Frycz Modrzewski Krakow University, Poland, Volume 4, Number 2(12), 2010.

*****2009

"Influence of Case Facts on Blind Scorers of Polygraph Tests."

Published in European Polygraph, Journal of Andrzej Frycz Modrzewski Krakow University, Poland, Volume 3, Number 3-4 (9-10), 2009.

July 2007

"Psychological Structure and Theoretical Concept of the Backster Zone Comparison Technique and the Quadri-Track Zone Comparison Technique."

Published in Polygraph, Journal of the American Polygraph Association, Vol. 36, Nr. 2, 84-90, 2007.

April 2007

"A Reply to Krapohl’s Rejoinder to Criticism of his Article on Validated Polygraph Techniques."

Published in Polygraph, Journal of the American Polygraph Association, Vol. 36, Nr. 1, 45-49, 2007.

April 2007

"Critical Analysis of Krapohl’s Validated Polygraph Techniques."

Published in Polygraph, Journal of the American Polygraph Association, Vol. 36, Nr. 1, 29-34, 2007.

April 2002

"2002 Supplement - Forensic Psychophysiology Using The Polygraph". 80-page softcover Supplement

Published by J.A.M. Publications, Williamsville, New York.

October 2001

"Comments on Krapohl & Ryan Criticism of Capps, Knill & Evans Research."

Published in Polygraph, Journal of the American Polygraph Association, Volume 30, Number 3, Pages 216-218, 2001.

October 2001

"Reply to Rejoinder by Donald J. Krapohl and Andrew H. Ryan."

Published in Polygraph, Journal of the American Polygraph Association, Volume 30, Number 3, Pages 220-222, 2001.

****October 2001

"Psychological Set: Its Origin, Theory and Application."

Published in Polygraph, Journal of the American Polygraph Association, Volume 30, Number 3, Pages 196-203, 2001.

August 2001

"A Field Study of Three Methods of Comparison of Control Questions When Relevant Question Elicits Strong Response."

Pending publication in Polygraph, Journal of the American Polygraph Association

December 2000

"Examination and Cross-Examination of Experts in Forensic Psychophysiology Using the Polygraph"

450-page hardbound textbook Published by J.A.M. Publications, Williamsville, New York.

*2000

"A Critical Analysis of Amsel's Comparative Study of the Exclusive v. Nonexclusive Comparison Question."

Published in Polygraph, Journal of the American Polygraph Association, Volume 29, Number 3, Pages 261-266, 2000.

**2000

"Addendum to 1990 Field Study of the Friendly Polygrapher Hypothesis."

Published in Polygraph, Journal of the American Polygraph Association, Volume 29, Number 3, Pages 267-269, 2000.

2000

"A Critical Analysis of Honts' Study: The Discussion (Stimulation) of Comparison Questions."

Published in Polygraph, Journal of the American Polygraph Association, Volume 29, Number 2, Pages 146-150, 2000.

***1999

"Validation of Potential Response Elements in the Directed-Lie Control Question."

Published in Polygraph, Journal of the American Polygraph Association, Volume 28, Number 2, Pages 124-142, 1999.

1999

"Numerical Scoring Systems in the Triad of Matte Polygraph Techniques."

Published in Polygraph, Journal of the American Polygraph Association, Volume 28, Number 1, Pages 1-10, 1999.

August 1998

"Standardized Methodology Preceding Collection of Physiological Data in Psychophysiological Veracity Examinations."

Paper presented at the 33rd Annual Seminar/Workshop of the American Polygraph Association in Arlington, VA in August 1998. Pending publication.

July 1998

Forensic Psychophysiology Using The Polygraph: Scientific Truth Verification - Lie Detection. CD-ROM version of 800-page textbook with quick-search engine, including Video Introduction by Author."

Published by J.A.M. Publications, Williamsville, New York.

March 1998

"An analysis of the Psychodynamics of the Directed Lie Control Question in the Control Question Technique."

Published in Polygraph, Vol. 27, Nr. l, Journal of the American Polygraph Association.

January 1998

"Forensic Psychophysiology Using The Polygraph: Scientific Truth Verification - Lie Detection". Second Printing with Corrective Changes. 800 page hardbound Textbook

Published by J.A.M. Publications., Williamsville, NY.

August 1997

"The Numerical Approach and Zone Comparison Tests; Methodology Capable of Addressing Identified Impeding Variables."

Paper presented at the 32nd Annual Seminar/Workshop of the American Polygraph Association, San Diego, CA.

December 1996

"Forensic Psychophysiology Using The Polygraph: Scientific Truth Verification - Lie Detection"

800-page hardbound textbook Published by J.A.M. Publications, Williamsville, New York.

August 1995

"Methodology in Numerically Evaluated Psychophysiological Veracity Examinations."

Paper presented at the 30th Annual Seminar/Workshop of the American Polygraph Association , Las Vegas, Nevada.

November 1994

"Numerical versus Clinical Approach in Psychophysiological Veracity Examinations."

Paper presented before the School of Continuing Studies of the Florida Polygraph Association.

November 1993

"The Review, Presentation and Assurance of Intended Interpretation of Test Questions is Critical to the Outcome of Polygraph Tests."

Published in Polygraph, Vol. 22, Nr. 4, 1993, Journal of the American Polygraph Association.

October 1993

"A Matter of Ethics in Reporting Polygraph Results to the Defense."

Unpublished.

July-August 1993

"Defense Access to Police Polygraph Tests."

New York State Bar Journal, Vol. 65. No. 5. Jul/Aug 93.

***April 1993

"Predictive Tables for Estimating Accuracy and Error Rates in Single-Issue Control Question Tests."

The Truthseekers, Vol. V, No. 3. 1993, National Polygraph Association.

***March 1992:

"A Study of the Relative Effectiveness of Physiological Data in Field Polygraph Examinations."

Published in Polygraph, Vol. 21, Nr. 1, 1992. Journal of the American Polygraph Association.

August 1991

"Physical Countermeasures Employed by Criminal Suspect Failed to Beat Polygraph Quadri-Zone Comparison Technique."

Newsletter, Vol. 24, Nr.4., American Polygraph Association.

***March 1990

"A Field Study of the 'Friendly Polygraphist' Concept."

Published in Polygraph, Vol. 19, Nr. 1, 1990. Journal of the American Polygraph Association.

***December 1989:

"A Field Validation Study of the Quadri-Zone Comparison Technique."

Published in Polygraph, Vol. 18, Nr. 4, 1989. Journal of the American Polygraph Association.

***June 1989:

"Validation Study on the Polygraph Quadri-Zone Comparison Technique."

Doctoral dissertation presented to Columbia Pacific University. Published in Research Abstract, LD 01452, Vol. 1502, 1989, (220 pages) University Microfilm International, Ann Arbor, MI. Click here to download the Doctoral dissertation in PDF format.

1983

"The Polygraphist" A Three-Act Play. 116 pages. Alleyway Theatre Playwrights Workshop.

Published by J.A.M. Publications, Williamsville, New York.

1983

"The Defector" A One-Act Play. 37 pages. Alleyway Theatre Playwrights Workshop.

Published by J.A.M. Publications, Williamsville, New York.

December 1982

"Formulation of Relevant Questions in Polygraph Examinations of Subjects Claiming Amnesia."

Unpublished.

December 1981

"Polygraphist Training Course and Study Guide."

Reviewed and Approved by the Federal Polygraph School and the Department of Education of the State of New York.

September 1981

"Polygraph Quadri-Zone Reaction Combination Guide."

Published in Polygraph, Vol. 10, Nr. 3, 1981. Journal of the American Polygraph Association.

September 1980

"A Technique for Polygraphing the Deaf."

Published in Polygraph, Vol. 2, Nr.3, 1980. Journal of the American Polygraph Association.

August 1980

"The Art and Science of the Polygraph Technique."

Hardbound textbook published by Charles C. Thomas - Publisher, Springfield, Illinois.

October 1979

"Privileged Communication Between Attorney-Client-Polygraphist."

Published by the New York State Bar Journal, Vol. 51, Nr. 6, 1979.

June 1979

"The Rights of the Examinee Polygraphed by a Law Enforcement Agency."

Published by Polygraph, Vol. 8, Nr. 2, 1979. Journal of the American Polygraph Association.

December 1978

"Polygraph Quadri-Zone Comparison Technique."

Published by Polygraph, Vol. 7, Nr. 4, 1978, Journal of the American Polygraph Association.

March 1978

"Polygraph Quadri-Zone Comparison Technique. Favorable Review from State University of New York at Buffalo Department of Psychology."

Published in Empire State Polygraph Society Newsletter. (Mar 78)

October 1977

"A Case of Truth Serum Versus the Polygraph: Dissociative Neurosis - A Distinct Possibility."

Empire State Polygraph Society Newsletter. (Oct 77)

January 1977

"The Matte Classification System for Polygraph Subjects."

Empire State Polygraph Society Newsletter. (Jan 77)

June 1976

"Polygraph Control Question Validation Procedure."

Published by Polygraph, Vol. 5, Nr. 2 June 1976, Journal of the American Polygraph Association.