Tutor profile: Tahlia L.
Assessments of individual differences, such as Myers-Briggs personality test, Rorschach Inkblot test, and IQ testing, are prevalent in Psychology. Are assessments measuring individual differences suitable for all?
There are many different test types assessing many different topics and different age groups such as intelligence, anxiety, personality and more. However, not all tests are suitable for all. Many assessments do not take into consideration the cultural background of the person which plays an important role in how one understands a question and how they respond.
Subject: English as a Second Language
What is more important when learning a new language? Reading, writing, listening or speaking?
Learning a new language is difficult. You must train and use a different part of the brain to process new vocabulary and grammatical structures. While all four aspects of learning a language are important, listening is the most important because listening is how you learn the accent or correct pronunciation of words. It is how you learn the correct use of sentence structure and grammar use and it is the gateway into being able to speak confidently because you can practice mimicking the speaker after listening to them speak.
When thinking about people, cultures and the environment, do you think that there is a connection between the three subjects?
The answer to this question is subjective. The answer is based, entirely on your opinion. One might say that how we interpret a question is due to our individual culture and the interactions we have had with other individuals. I believe people, cultures and the environment are connected because we all have our own ways of interacting with each other and the environment. Our interactions may be based on deeply rooted cultural rituals such as praying before you take items from a forest or it may be an environmentally conscience move such as picking up trash during a walk. Also, in some way or another, we rely on the environment. We use the environment in different ways be it for food cultivation or housing. Therefore, we interact with the environment and when we interact with the environment, we also interact with each other sharing ideas and beliefs which is the embodiment of culture.
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