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Brooke Huntley, Week 2, Self Assessment

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Self Assessment Brooke Huntley Psy/210 03/18/2011 Elise M. Vandamia Many employers use a kind of self assessment tests sometimes during an application process. Many online applications as well as on-site computer applications can have them.
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Questions range from what one would do if they knew a co-worker was stealing to how one would handle customers. I believe employers should continue to use this tool. Although people can lie and try to make themselves sound completely honest and reliable to get the job, it is still very useful? I do not feel this test is reliable because unless the instructor has the team members strapped to a lie detector test, no one can tell when they are being truthful. I could be the biggest
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Unformatted text preview: procrastinator, but when asked on a self assessed test I could easily lie and no one would know the difference. The potential benefits are how it helps people perceive themselves differently. If someone tells a person how smart they are everyday, eventually they will have a boost in confidence. The drawbacks are that of the same way with those good feelings, it could also make people feel inadequate. If someone hears they are horrible at something enough they will believe it and stop trying. References Nevid, J. S. & Rathus, S. A. (2005). Psychology and the challenges of life: Adjustment in the new millennium (9th ed.). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley....
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