anna0018: November 2011 Archives

This United States of America has long been know as the land of opportunity, where everyone can attain his or her dream if they are truly motivated. Its constitution has also stressed their strict values concerning the treatment of each individual equally regardless of gender, race, culture or religion. But, hardly do I hear people advocate for people to be treated equal regardless of their intelligence level. Studies shows that hiring the wrong man for the job impacts the productivity of the company they work for. As a result, many of jobs out there today look at your high school or college GPA as a guide on how well you will do at the workplace, but the question they ought to ask is whether one's intelligence level translates to workplace productivity.
If intelligence is anything to go on, these people doing the hiring might be wrong in assuming that intelligence is the answer. They fail to recognize that the workforce is not all about mentally- taxing work.
For example, I was watching the National Geographic channel recently, and heard of a man who taught himself digital electronics at a very young age. He made a career out of tuning the guitars for the music group 'KISS' and others. However, he moved around from job to job because he did not have the extraversion needed in this high extraversion atmosphere. My point is that people have a wide variety of skills other than intelligence that is needed in the corporate world. Some are great at interpersonal interaction, others good with their hands, others who like to work alone. Instead of relying solely on intelligence to make a decision as to who is qualified for the job, managers should not cast out those with other skills because they are equally as important.

Before taking this class, I used to think that children do not know anything; that their minds could take in very little information. However, after reading the information in the Psych. 1001 textbook concerning child development, I had to reevaluate my train of thought, especially the article dealing with video games and its impact on young children, lets just say I had a change of heart. The three articles included one arguing that violent video games made children more aggressive, and another arguing that violent video games rather made children less violent. Personally, I thought the article advocating that more violent video games resulted in less violent children was absurd. It went against all logic. I thought the 'violent video games causes violent children' article had compelling evidence to back it up. My conviction was further strengthened during the discussion sections. We as a class saw a study conducted with young children.On the first day, the group was exposed a clip from the television show 'Barney'. On the second day, the same group of children was shown a fighting scene from the T.V show 'Power Rangers'. Which show do you think elicited violence in the children? To find out the answer, click on this link . Children really do take in information from their surroundings(models).

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