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Q1.Lie scales

Testdevelopers and employers know that some people will give answers thatthey think the employers want to hear, rather than their trueanswers. As such, these tests are designed to notice that.

Cansomeone look up what a `lie scale` is and tell us how it works?

Alie scale is a set of things included in a psychological assessmentto show whether the respondent has been truthful in different partsof the test.

Forexample, some lie scales incorporate sets of nearly identicalinquiries to test reaction consistency. For instance, when arespondent says &quothe or she never regrets things he/she says&quotcan show up in the same test as saying &quotHe or she never saidanything that he/she later wished he/she could take back&quot(Matheson, 2008).


Firstimpressions are not exactly the same thing as evaluating whether ornot someone is going to be good at a job. First impressions aresomething we experience that tells us quickly whether someone ispersonable, friendly or interested/interesting…or perhaps just theopposite! Interviews are designed to see if a person has theexpertise, work ethic, and `fit` to do the job for a business and wedo not want to use first impressions to make that determination. So,the question is, do interviews accurately tell us how a person willfare on the job? If we were JUST to interview and do nothing else,would we have a reliable, accurate process? What does research sayabout this? Class?

Researchsays that interviews are among the most rewarding but challengingmethods of selecting the right candidates. They require adaptabilityand a personal sensitivity along with the ability to stay within theboundaries of the aimed protocol. This means that the interview islimited to a specific protocol (Kvale &amp Brinkmann, 2009).

Hence,interviews do not accurately inform us the how the interviewee willfare on the job. However, face-to-face interview reveals acandidate’s true personality. If people were to use only aninterview as the sole evaluation tool, the results would not be veryreliable since the ability to perform requires more accurate andbroad process, for instance, allocating a probation period to personsthat pass the interview to assess their performances and abilities(Kvale &amp Brinkmann, 2009).


Iwould have to articulate that this could have a great deal to do withthe way one`s body and mind maturing process work. This whole processchanges the way a person feel and think due to the growth anddifferent experience they go through. This has a lot to do with one`shormones, sexuality change, and their emotional development.

Whenis this process complete…the one that mentioned above? When do themind and the body BOTH mature enough to make the whole person anadult? What does the research say about this?

Lawfully18 is the point at which persons should consider themselves asadults. Heston (2012) argues that people mature both mind and bodywhen they hit 21 years old. However, some individuals still act likechildren all through their &quotadult&quot life and nevercompletely get to be responsible adults. Conversely, someexceptionally impressive and responsible teenagers are more mature intheir conduct than a hefty portion of grownups (Heston et al., 2012).

Moreover,the mind and body matures differently from person to person.

Accordingto research done by Heston (2012) states that the mind`s frontalprojections, which are included in ADHD, keep on maturing untilpeople reach age 35 years. In handy terms, this implies thatindividuals with ADHD can anticipate some diminishing of their sideeffects about whether. Many people will not match the psychologicalmaturity of a 21-year-old until their late 30`s. Hence, while mostindividuals graduate from school requires some serious time toconform to adult life, individuals with ADD require more of familysupport, time, and more professional help (Heston et al., 2012).


Thoseare important milestones for someone entering adulthood. Voting isalso up there with coming of age into adulthood. Do you agree that18 is a good age to be considered old enough or mature enough to voteor even drive? I struggle with making the right decision on all ofthe political choices at the age that I am, I cannot help but wonderif we as a society have jumped the gun on that type ofresponsibility? Thought?

Iagree with the idea 18 is a good age of allowing a person to makedecisions such as thinking independently to decide on whom to electat a national election or even own a valid driver’s license. Thevoting age is the minimum age set by law that an individual mustattain be qualified as a voter in a public election. The greaterparts of countries on the planet have established a voting age.Majority of the governments consider that those of no age lower thanthe chosen limit fail to offer the vital ability to decide freely howto make a choice (Heston et al., 2012).


Heston,A. W., Furstenberg, F. F., &amp American Academy of Political andSocial Science. (2012). Earlyadulthood in cross-national perspective.Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Kvale,S., &amp Brinkmann, S. (2009). Interviews:Learning the craft of qualitative research interviewing.Los Angeles: Sage Publications.

Matheson,R. (2008). Thesensitivity of lie scales to the detection of impression managementin the EPQ-R and an overt integrity test.