AP Movie Analysis Assignment

  • AP Psychology Movie Analysis ASSIGNMENT


    One of the interesting things about social psychology is that its principles can be seen applied everywhere: daily life, current events, television shows, movies, etc.

     Your task in the movie analysis is to analyze the application of your target phenomenon in a movie. You should select a movie that you know illustrates your target phenomenon (I will provide a list of movies to help you in this process). View the film you choose at least once (although two viewings offers a distinct advantage), then highlight how your target phenomenon is depicted in the film.

     In your application analysis, you should:



    -briefly describe the relevant scene ( ½ to 1 page)

    -describe in detail the social psychological principle that you believe is relevant ( ½ a page)

    -elaborate on how the selected scene conforms and/or fails to conform to the social psychological principle you have identified (1 page)

    -conclude with a short discussion to tie things together  (½ a page)

    Proper APA format and style Reference is always required!
     
                a.      Title Page

    b.     Running Head starting in the upper left corner

    c.      Page Numbers in the upper right corner

    d.     Abstract (summary of the whole paper w/a Key Word line) page 2

    e.      In-Text Citations throughout the paper

    f.        Reference page done in APA format citing the web pages used, our text book, & the movie


     Last Name, First Name (Producer), & Last Name, First Name (Director). (Year of Release). Film Title. Counrty of Origin: Distributor.

     Movies Illustrating Social Psychological Phenomenon:

     Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

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    Issues dealing with prejudice, discrimination, attitudes, attitude change, person perception, self, social influence, helping behavior, empirical methods, parenting styles commentary, competition

    Lord of the Rings

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    Issues dealing with attitudes, violence, deception, compliance, obedience, person perception, self, altruism, interpersonal attraction, personal relationships, helping behavior, aggression

    Chocolat

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    Issues dealing with prejudice, discrimination, attitudes, compliance, conformity, obedience, attitude change, person perception, self, social influence, interpersonal attraction, personal relationships, helping behavior

    One-hour Photo

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    Issues dealing with social construct theory, discrimination, attitudes, violence, deception, attitude change, person perception, self, social influence, interpersonal attraction, personal relationships, aggression

    Footloose

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    Issues dealing with prejudice, discrimination, attitudes, obedience, attitude change, person perception, self, social influence, interpersonal attraction, personal relationships

    The Breakfast Club

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    Issues dealing with prejudice, discrimination, attitudes, violence, compliance, conformity, obedience, attitude change, person perception, self, social influence, interpersonal attraction, personal relationships, helping behavior, social facilitation

    Titanic

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    Issues dealing with prejudice, discrimination, attitudes, compliance, conformity, obedience, attitude change, person perception, self, social influence, interpersonal attraction, personal relationships, helping behavior, competition

    The Cell

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    Issues dealing with attitudes, violence, deception, person perception, self, social influence, personal relationships, aggression

    Pulp Fiction

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    Issues dealing with attitudes, violence, obedience, person perception, self, aggression

    Braveheart

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    Issues dealing with prejudice, discrimination, attitudes, violence, compliance, conformity, obedience, person perception, self, personal relationships, helping behavior, aggression

    Forrest Gump

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    Issues dealing with optimism, discrimination, attitudes, deception, compliance, obedience, attitude change, person perception, self, interpersonal attraction, personal relationships, helping behavior

    Goodfellas

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    Issues dealing with prejudice, attitudes, violence, deception, compliance, conformity, obedience, attitude change, person perception, self, social influence, interpersonal attraction, personal relationships, helping behavior, aggression

    Saving Private Ryan

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    Issues dealing with prejudice, gender, discrimination, attitudes, violence, deception, compliance, conformity, obedience, attitude change, person perception, self, social influence, interpersonal attraction, personal relationships, helping behavior, aggression

    Schindler’s List

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    Issues dealing with prejudice, gender, discrimination, attitudes, violence, deception, compliance, conformity, obedience, attitude change, person perception, self, social influence, interpersonal attraction, personal relationships, helping behavior, aggression

    Beauty and the Beast

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    Issues dealing with prejudice, gender, discrimination, attitudes, violence, deception, compliance, conformity, obedience, attitude change, person perception, self, social influence, interpersonal attraction, personal relationships, helping behavior, aggression

    The Shawshank Redemption

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    Issues dealing with prejudice, gender, discrimination, attitudes, violence, deception, compliance, conformity, obedience, attitude change, person perception, self, social influence, interpersonal attraction, personal relationships, helping behavior, aggression

    Fear

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    Issues dealing with prejudice, gender, discrimination, attitudes, violence, deception, compliance, conformity, obedience, attitude change, person perception, self, social influence, interpersonal attraction, personal relationships, helping behavior, aggression

    Clueless

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    Issues dealing with prejudice, gender, discrimination, attitudes, violence, deception, compliance, conformity, obedience, attitude change, person perception, self, social influence, interpersonal attraction, personal relationships, helping behavior, aggression

    Dumb and Dumber

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    Issues dealing with prejudice, gender, discrimination, attitudes, violence, deception, compliance, conformity, obedience, attitude change, person perception, self, social influence, interpersonal attraction, personal relationships, helping behavior, aggression

    Silence of the Lambs

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    Issues dealing with prejudice, gender, discrimination, attitudes, violence, deception, compliance, conformity, obedience, attitude change, person perception, self, social influence, interpersonal attraction, personal relationships, helping behavior, aggression

    The Fugitive

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    Issues dealing with prejudice, gender, discrimination, attitudes, violence, deception, compliance, conformity, obedience, attitude change, person perception, self, social influence, interpersonal attraction, personal relationships, helping behavior, aggression

    Toy Story

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    Issues dealing with prejudice, gender, discrimination, attitudes, violence, deception, compliance, conformity, obedience, attitude change, person perception, self, social influence, interpersonal attraction, personal relationships, helping behavior, aggression

    Monsters Inc.

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    Issues dealing with prejudice, gender, discrimination, attitudes, violence, deception, compliance, conformity, obedience, attitude change, person perception, self, social influence, interpersonal attraction, personal relationships, helping behavior, aggression

     

    Single White Female

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    Issues dealing with prejudice, gender, discrimination, attitudes, violence, deception, compliance, conformity, obedience, attitude change, person perception, self, social influence, interpersonal attraction, personal relationships, helping behavior, aggression

    Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead

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    Issues dealing with prejudice, gender, discrimination, attitudes, violence, deception, compliance, conformity, obedience, attitude change, person perception, self, social influence, interpersonal attraction, personal relationships, helping behavior, aggression

    The Temp

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    Issues dealing with prejudice, gender, discrimination, attitudes, violence, deception, compliance, conformity, obedience, attitude change, person perception, self, social influence, interpersonal attraction, personal relationships, helping behavior, aggression

    Matrix

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    Issues dealing with prejudice, gender, discrimination, attitudes, violence, deception, compliance, conformity, obedience, attitude change, person perception, self, social influence, interpersonal attraction, personal relationships, helping behavior, aggression

    The Unforgiven

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    Issues dealing with prejudice, gender, discrimination, attitudes, violence, deception, compliance, conformity, obedience, attitude change, person perception, self, social influence, interpersonal attraction, personal relationships, helping behavior, aggression

    Chicken Run

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    Issues dealing with prejudice, gender, discrimination, attitudes, violence, deception, compliance, conformity, obedience, attitude change, person perception, self, social influence, interpersonal attraction, personal relationships, helping behavior, aggression

    Wallace & Grommit: Close Shave

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    Issues dealing with prejudice, gender, discrimination, attitudes, violence, deception, compliance, conformity, obedience, attitude change, person perception, self, social influence, interpersonal attraction, personal relationships, helping behavior, aggression

    Shrek

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    Issues dealing with prejudice, gender, discrimination, attitudes, violence, deception, compliance, conformity, obedience, attitude change, person perception, self, social influence, interpersonal attraction, personal relationships, helping behavior, aggression

    Being John Malkovich

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    Examines person perception, self, attitudes, attitude change, interpersonal attraction, personal relationships, gender

    Summer of Sam

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    Deals with person perception, prejudice, social influence, aggression

     

    Boys Don’t Cry

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    Issues dealing with prejudice, gender, discrimination, attitudes, attitude change, person perception, self, social influence, interpersonal attraction, personal relationships, helping behavior, aggression

    Pretty Woman

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    Addresses person perception, attitude change, interpersonal attraction, personal relationships, gender, helping behavior, aggression

    American Beauty

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    Deals with social cognition, person perception, self, attitude change, interpersonal attraction, personal relationships, aggression

    Philadelphia

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    Examines social cognition, person perception, self, attitude change, prejudice, personal relationships, aggression

    The Abyss

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    Deals with social cognition, self, attitudes, social influence, personal relationships, group behavior, helping behavior, aggression

    Shaft (old one)

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    Issues with person perception, attitudes, prejudice, aggression, helping behavior

    Eat, Drink, Man, Woman

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    Examines social cognition, person perception, self, attitudes, personal relationships

    Remember the Titans

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    Addresses social cognition, person perception, attitude change, prejudice, interpersonal attraction, group behavior

    Quiz Show

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    Examines social cognition, person perception, attitudes and attitude change

    Twelve Angry Men

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    Issues with social cognition, person perception, attitudes, prejudice, social influence, group behavior, aggression, helping behavior

    The Joy Luck Club

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    Addresses social cognition, person perception, self, attitudes, and personal relationships

    The Boiler Room

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    Examines attitudes and attitude change, aggression, social influence, group behavior

    Overboard

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    Genderstereotypes

    Other possible movies:

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    Sweet Home Alabama

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    Knockaround Guys

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    To Kill a Mockingbird

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    Fried Green Tomatoes

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    Vanilla Sky

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    Training Day

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    Dead Poet’s Society

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    The Wedding Planner

     Created by Dr. Jean Mandernach