There has been an active research laboratory at Boise State University since 1995. The central focus of this laboratory is on credibility assessment and in particular on psychophysiologically based methods of credibility assessment. However, the Laboratory has also conducted research on eyewitness memory and identification, false confessions and the impact of university alcohol policy on student drinking. A current area of interest concerns screening for malintent at various portals, (airports, other public transportation, large public venues.)
The laboratory has a continuing record of external and internal financial support:
Effects of Comparison Question Type and Between Test Stimulation on the Validity of the Comparison Question Test. Research grant originated with the Defense Academy for Credibility Assessment and issued through the Army Research Office (Awarded, 28 September 2007, closes 20 September 2009). Grant amount, $299,537.
Credibility Assessment Research Initiative. Year 3 appropriation under Research and Development Defense-Wide (RDDW), Line #171. Appropriation amount, $1,600,000. Appropriation approved in September 2007. Pending.
Credibility Assessment Research Initiative. Year 2 appropriation under Research and Development Defense-Wide (RDDW), Line #171. Appropriation amount, $1,100,000. Appropriation approved in September 2006. Funds never awarded by DoD.
Credibility Assessment Research Initiative. Year 1 appropriation under Research and Development Defense-Wide (RDDW), Line #171. Appropriation amount, $1,050,000. Appropriation approved in December 2005. Funds never awarded by DoD.
Campuses selling alcohol: Profit or problem? Subcontract from the Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation (PIRE) for Year 5 of National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) Grant #5 R37 AA012972-03, CFDA # 93.273. Subcontract amount, $107,828.
Juvenile Confessions: Stimulus Materials Collection. Deanís Research Award. College of Social Sciences and Public Affairs, Boise State University, October 2004. Award amount, $600.
Campuses selling alcohol: Profit or problem? Subcontract from the Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation (PIRE) for Year 4 of National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) Grant #5 R37 AA012972-03, CFDA # 93.273. Subcontract amount, $149,895.
Survey of Professional Knowledge and Opinions Regarding Polygraph Testing. Co-principal investigator Susan Amato. Faculty Research Award, Boise State University, November 1998. Award amount $500.00.
Survey of Professional Knowledge and Opinions Regarding Polygraph Testing. Co-principal investigator Susan Amato. Undergraduate Research Initiative Award, Boise State University, November 1998. Award amount $500.00.
Validity of Outside-Issue Questions in the Control Question Test (DoDPI97-P-0012). Co-principal investigator, Susan Amato. Research grant originated with the Department of Defense Polygraph Institute, issued through the Office of Naval Research, 9 March 1998. Award amount $129,042.50.
The Automated Polygraph Examination (APE). Co-principal investigator, Susan Amato. Research Contract with the United States Federal Government. Start date: 11 December 97. Contract Amount, $132,000.00.
Theory Development and Psychophysiological Credibility Assessment: An Application of Structural Equation Modeling to Increase Basic Understanding of a Technique Already in Use in the Field. Research Associate award from Boise State University. Awarded 1 June 1996. Award amount, $3,900.00