Detection of Hidden Information in Accentuated Personalities as a Problem of Applied Psychophysiology



The criminal psychophysiological interrogation applying a polygraph as a procedure to identify hidden information got substantially into legal practice over the past 25 years. One of the vexed problems is the question of the scientific justification of the possibility of CIAP for people with different psychological characteristics of a person within the framework of a psychiatric norm. The article presents the results of a study (2008 - 2018). Purpose: to identify the possibility of conducting CIAP for people with different psychotypes by the example of analysis of their personal profiles of MMIL and the questionnaire “16 personality factors” with / without information in memory regarding the event being checked. According to the results of the study, it can be assumed that the detected characterological features of the studied individuals are not a contraindication for conducting CIAP against them. This study is one of the relevant and is caused by the widespread use of the polygraph in Russia. The results can be used in practical work during the KIPP, including in the form of a forensic examination.

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Keywords: psychological personality traits, characterological personality traits, accentuation, psychotype, polygraph, polygraph psychophysiological interrogation, mindset.

Journal rubric: Forensic and Clinical Psychology in Legal Context

Article type: scientific article


For citation: Evseeva O.E., Nikolaev А.Y. Detection of Hidden Information in Accentuated Personalities as a Problem of Applied Psychophysiology [Elektronnyi resurs]. Psikhologiya i pravo = Psychology and Law, 2020. Vol. 10, no. 1, pp. 73–83. DOI: 10.17759/psylaw.2020100106. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Information About the Authors

Oksana E. Evseeva, PhD in Psychology, Тhe Expert, Тhe Military Unit 02035, Rostov-na-Donu, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:

Аlekseу Y. Nikolaev, Тhe member, The Federal security service of Russia, Moscow, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:



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