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EQ? IQ? Or Both?

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Continuing on with our debate from our discussion sections on IQ, this article talks about the great importance of Emotional Intelligence over standard intelligence which is measured by regular IQ tests. I says that in certain professions EQ testing was a better indicator than IQ testing because plenty of jobs have to do more with a person's emotional health, rather than simply there overall intelligence.

I find this to be very interesting because most companies take more stock in a person's standard intelligence than they do on their emotional intelligence. This is because in most jobs you must be able to deal with stressful situations and constructively deal with people on a daily basis. Therefore, if you have a strong emotional intelligence, then you should be better equipped to handle these types of situations.

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Overall, I feel that is important to consider people on more than just an IQ basis for a job. This is because not only does there emotional intelligence matter, but there are many other factors that matter correlate to good performance on the job, like motivation. Many businesses however take into account only one or two small factors when considering an applicant's likely performance on a job. This is unfortunate, because they are not giving everyone a fair chance to obtain a job, because while some people have a very high general intelligence and a very low emotional intelligence (or vice versa), they are not able to show a potential employer their greatest strengths this way.

Therefore, in order to way applicants for a job fairly, and accurately, it is important to look at more than just one factor, like their IQ.

EQ? IQ? Or Both?

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Continuing on with our debate from our discussion sections on IQ, this article talks about the great importance of Emotional Intelligence over standard intelligence which is measured by regular IQ tests. I says that in certain professions EQ testing was a better indicator than IQ testing because plenty of jobs have to do more with a person's emotional health, rather than simply there overall intelligence.

I find this to be very interesting because most companies take more stock in a person's standard intelligence than they do on their emotional intelligence. This is because in most jobs you must be able to deal with stressful situations and constructively deal with people on a daily basis. Therefore, if you have a strong emotional intelligence, then you should be better equipped to handle these types of situations.

IQEQ.gif

Overall, I feel that is important to consider people on more than just an IQ basis for a job. This is because not only does there emotional intelligence matter, but there are many other factors that matter correlate to good performance on the job, like motivation. Many businesses however take into account only one or two small factors when considering an applicant's likely performance on a job. This is unfortunate, because they are not giving everyone a fair chance to obtain a job, because while some people have a very high general intelligence and a very low emotional intelligence (or vice versa), they are not able to show a potential employer their greatest strengths this way.

Therefore, in order to way applicants for a job fairly, and accurately, it is important to look at more than just one factor, like their IQ.

Violent? Or no?

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This article, published by the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, talks about how TV violence can make children be more violent themselves. It states that television violence can make children immune to violence, help them accept it as a form of problem solving, and cause them to imitate the violence that they see on TV.

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In discussion sections, we have also gone over these same findings, and have generally concluded them to be true. However, we were also given articles to read that maintained that violent television and games had positive attributes as well; one even claimed that this violence helps to decrease violent behaviors in adolescents.

Overall, I feel like this is an issue where the correlation doesn't equal causation principal applies well. We are not sure whether aggressive children, are more likely to watch violent shows, and therefore are simply more violent because they already had the tendency to be more aggressive. It could also be that children who grow up in more violent environments have parents who do not care what they watch, so they are able to watch more violent television. These children may grow up to be more violent, even though the television they watched may not be to blame.

Therefore, before judgments are made, more controlled experiments are needed to determine the cause effect relationship. That can be seen in the video we watched in class, because they compared children's reactions to Barney and the Power Rangers. The video showed that the two shows brought about completely opposite behaviors, suggesting that the Power Rangers did in fact invoke violent behaviors.

In the end, however, we cannot conclude from these studies if these behaviors correlate into long term effects on the children or not. So, more information is definitely needed to report the cause effect relationship to be confirmed.

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