Exam 2 12 Angry Men Component

Exam 2 12 Angry Men Component - Will Passidomo Prof....

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Will Passidomo Social Psycology Prof. Whitney 12/04/08 12 Angry Men Analysis Stereotype, catigorization- In the scene were juror number 10 causes everyone to leave the table during his rant, he displays his personal stereotype of what kind of person the defendant is as well as his stereotype for the jurors who were voting not guilty by referring to them as those people and you people respectively. The language he uses shows that in his head he has rationalized that the people in each group are typical and similar enough to each other that he can address as well as asses them as a group rather than as individuals. Ethnocentrism, Prejudice, Out-group homogeneity, sense of group position, Social dominance theory, Legitimizing myth – - In the same example as above, juror number 10 makes negative generalizations about the stereotype the defendant fits into such as “these people don’t care as much about morality as you or I” and “killing just doesn’t mean as much to them”. By using the term “them”, he is describing the group he perceives the defendant to belong to, not the defendant himself. The significance of his use of these stereotypes as a justification for the defendant to be considered guilty he is relying on the assumption that his group, presumably the white middle class is just doing its job by keeping control of the unruly ghetto population. the significance of his use of these stereotypes as a justification for the defendant to be considered guilty he is relying on the assumption that his group, presumably the white middle class is just doing its job by keeping control of the unruly ghetto population. Stereotype threat- after juror number 10 makes his first point about his belief that people raised in the ghetto are more prone to violence, the juror next to him, number 11, points out that he too was raised in a ghetto but did so in the calmest manner, as if he was self- conscious of attempting to disprove or at least avoid proving the jurors stereotype of a typical volatile product of the ghetto through his manner of his disagreement. Discrimination, Category Based Processing- In the first scene of the movie when the took the initial vote, many of the jurors discriminated against the defendant by assuming his guilt, based on his ethnic group, before they gave it much discussion of thought. It is a right in this country to receive a fair trial, and by the jurors failing to pay much attention as some had or arrived at a speedy or predetermined judgment deprived the defendant of that resource because he was a member of a disliked group. Attribution Ambiguity-
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