CHOOSING A MOVIE
You should select and watch one of the following movies or sets of TV episodes for each of your three papers (as in, you should write about one at a time but will ultimately watch three movies).
Ø Mean Girls
Ø The Blind Side
Ø Cast Away
Ø 10 Things I Hate About You
Ø Liar Liar
Ø Hairspray 2007 version
WRITING YOUR PAPER
You are not being asked to critique the film in terms of its value as a work of art or as entertainment. Rather, you should think carefully about the human actions and events portrayed in the film. After watching the film , identify at least 3 different social-psychological principles that appear to be operating in the events or individuals depicted in the film (e.g., cognitive dissonance, schemas, self-fulfilling prophecies, groupthink, attributions, conformity, stereotypes, prosocial behaviors, etc.).
For each principle that you identify:
(a) Briefly describe the relevant scene.
(b) Describe the social-psychological principle you believe is relevant and how the selected scene illustrates the principle you’ve identified. Your analysis should include more than something like “this scene illustrates conformity.” You must be specific on precisely how and in what form the scene illustrates conformity, or how it fails to support what you learned about conformity in the class. You should support your points with material from the textbook and outside scholarly sources (a minimum of two outside sources are required per analysis paper).