PSYCHOLOGY 101

PSYCHOLOGY 101

APPLYING PSYCHOLOGY USING MOVIES:  

Choose one of the following movies:

  • Philomena
  • Hugo
  • The Descendants       
  • Up
  • 12 Years a Slave
  • Lincoln          
  • The Theory of Everything
  • The Butler
  • Saving Mr. Banks
  • Hidden Figures
  • Any of the Hunger Games movies

Most movies are available at public libraries and movie rental establishments/streaming sites.

  1. Watch the movie.
  2. Apply six (6)concepts (specific ideas) that  were discussed in the class to explain specific behaviors in the movie. You can only use concepts from modules 4-9, The concepts must be from at least 4 of the modules (excludes psychological foundations, psychological research, personality, psychological disorders, treatment of psychological disorders).

Use the following format for your assignment:

  1. At the top of the page indicate the movie that you watched.
  2. Name the module title and then name the specific concept.  (example:    Learning: positive reinforcement)
  3. Lastly, in paragraph form for each concept:
  • define the concept
  • describe the scene in the movie (the behavior);
  • explain how/why the behaviorin the movie is an example of the concept.

See an example paper from a previous student:

Your grade will be based on:

  1. following the required format and directions;
  2. how well you define the concept; and
  3. how well you explain how the concept was illustrated in the movie.