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Five Years

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This is a though assignment to grapple with. I plan to major in psychology and therefore would like a job related to my studies. I hope for all of these concepts to be pertinent, and they should be built upon in future classes. The thing that is tricky to me is figuring out how I will be applying these concepts. In five years I will (hopefully at least) be graduated with a degree in psychology. I would be content with one of two options. The first option would be applying these topics to a job relevant to psychology. The next would be furthering my education in psychology or getting certification in a related field. My future classes in this major will decide which field my emphasis will be in or what way psychology would change my career choice. If anybody else is in a similar position, I would love to hear any input!

Lies

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Lie detection has always been and probably will always be a tricky subject to master. There is very little that is black and white; it almost always falls in a grey area. As the book talks about, none of the current methods used are 100% and possibly far from it. The standard lie detection test claims to have a 98% accuracy but the proof to these claims do not live up to the unbelievable claim. There are some physiological changes that go with lying but these are general with anxiety so they can be misleading or even faked. I believe even more so that lies are hard to detect because very little is absolute truth. Since everything is based on perspective and memories are changed every time they are accessed what you get is probably somewhere between fact and fiction.

Lies

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Lie detection has always been and probably will always be a tricky subject to master. There is very little that is black and white; it almost always falls in a grey area. As the book talks about, none of the current methods used are 100% and possibly far from it. The standard lie detection test claims to have a 98% accuracy but the proof to these claims do not live up to the unbelievable claim. There are some physiological changes that go with lying but these are general with anxiety so they can be misleading or even faked. I believe even more so that lies are hard to detect because very little is absolute truth. Since everything is based on perspective and memories are changed every time they are accessed what you get is probably somewhere between fact and fiction.

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