BOGUS PIPELINE

n. the attachment of a fake diagnostic apparatus on a person under study. The participant is falsely made to believe that this device detects any misreporting of information. So far, it has helped ascertain more facts on the attitude of people regarding their most serious and sensitive issues.

BOGUS PIPELINE: "Using a bogus pipeline, a patient is more likely to admit to the use of drugs, alcohol, and contraceptives."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "BOGUS PIPELINE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/bogus-pipeline/ (accessed October 17, 2019).
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