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  • Topic of this Week: "PUNISHMENT (March 17, 2019)"

    People have devised many kinds of punishment so far. Punishment is often used to make a person suffer for what they have done wrong; it also helps deters other people from committing the same crime or mistakes. In many situations, however, people notice the physical punishment only. For example, managers take away a part of salary from their employees for low sales record or students are detained after school for violating the school regulations. I myself noticed many cases where mental punishment really left relationships prone to break-up. From my point of view, though seeming temporarily effective, both physical punishment and mental punishment are devastating in the long run. 
    What do you think? Come to Advance Hanoi this week to have a fruitful discussion. 
     

    QUESTIONS TO PONDER: 
    1. Name some situations where physical and mental punishment are used. 
    2. What are the advantages and disadvantages of punishment in society in general? What role does it play in schools, workplace and families? 
    3. In what situations is punishment effective? Why is punishment counterproductive in many cases?  
    4. In many cases, resorting to punishment means they are helpless. Do you agree? Why? 
    5. Should capital punishment be applied? Why?  
    6. How can managers/parents/teachers use punishments in an effective way?


    Prepared by: May Ng

     

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    Should we lie in the interview? (December 9, 2018)

    (09:23:33 AM 07/12/2018)

    According to award-winning social psychologist Ron Friedman, 81% of people lie during their job interviews. This staggering statistic implies that job interviews might soon become a thing of the past. Friedman suggests that interviews create a situation in which applicants are dishonest because they think lying might be the only route to a job offer.
       We’re usually told that lying is bad. It’s not hard to see why. Lying is a form of deception that fills the world with distrust, is morally wrong, and becomes a chore on the liar’s mind. On the other hand, lying is human nature and even necessary at certain times. Let’s not kid ourselves. Always telling the truth isn’t appropriate in society. After all, white lies exist for a reason. They can help us move past awkward situations without causing any real harm to anybody else. One example that comes to mind is a job interview. To be clear, we’re not suggesting you lie to a potential employer so you get a job offer.
       Do you ever find yourself suspicious that an applicant is lying during a job interview, but you’re not sure how to uncover the truth without resorting to over-the-top interrogation techniques? The science of textual analysis tells us that truth-tellers actually speak differently than truth-stretchers. A candidate who lacks any situational experience working on teams but wants to lie about it, will have to construct a story, and the cognitive strain of this often reveals itself in a lack of complexity, where explanations about events (that didn’t happen) sound unrealistically straightforward or vague. Sometimes telling the whole truth about yourself in a job interview may mean losing a position to a better-qualified candidate. But the alternative - lying about your degree, qualifications, or experience for short-term gain - inevitably will come back to haunt you, may lead to serious repercussions when the truth eventually comes out.
     

    QUESTION TO DISCUSS:
    1. Have you ever told lies in job interview? Can you share your experiences.
    2. What do you often tell lies in job interview and Why do you need to tell lies about that “thing”?
    3. Pros and cons of telling lies in job interview? Do you think that it’s good or bad when telling lie in job interview?
    4. How to harmonize between “ being frank “ and “ cheating”?
     

    Prepared by: Giang Hải Đăng

     

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