Throughout the story Huck struggles with deciding between right and wrong. Religion, family, and law all play a big role in Huck’s thinking process but in the end, his sound heart is more powerful.
Like peer pressure, people feel a pressure to do what everyone else is doing for fear of displacement. Some behaviors mobs exhibit is violence and fury (Emonds 1). People get angry together and it makes violence a quicker reaction and they feel as though it is more acceptable. Mob mentality did not only occur in the south as in the case of the Indiana lynching but in other places too. It can occur in more regular cases like in prison.
Given the widespread influence of movies, it is important to be invested into how characters with psychological disorders are portrayed, whether it is accurate or misrepresented. Therefore, I will be engaging in a discussion about the accuracy and inaccuracy of how Bipolar I is portrayed in the film ‘Silver Linings Playbook’ and the television show ‘90210’. In the movie ‘Silver Linings Playbook’, Pat Solitano (Bradley Cooper) has spent the last eight months in a mental institution for bipolar disorder, following a violent incident. After losing his job and his wife (who he wishes to reconcile with), he moves back in with his parents. In one scene Pat is frantically looking for his wedding video in the middle of the night.
The psychological phenomena discussed in this essay is self-serving bias. This is essentially when one credits “positive outcomes to [themselves] and negative outcomes to something else,” (Myers, 2016). Self-serving bias does not have an exact, known cause. It might occur when we are put in a setting where we compare ourselves to others. In these situations, we notice everything the other person says and does.
"At once the crowd surged after [him], ...screamed, struck, bit, tore," (Golding 169) these words demonstrate a repercussion of mob mentality. This phenomenon refers to the behaviours that one exhibits when in a group situation or mindset. Besides literature, it can be seen in everyday such as the riots in Vancouver or the short-lived popular trends. But how does this occur in the first place? Well, the existence of mob mentality in the modern world and in Golding's Lord of the Flies both suggest that the situation occurs because people are influenced by by their peers, the environment, and by their emotions.
In the article, Smith states “Another factor in mob mentality is the sense of confusion or even panic that can exist in a large group. An example of this can be seen when people in crowds suddenly begin rushing in one direction” (Smith). These factors show some reasons for why these things happen. Mob mentality didn’t just happen in the south. A memorable lynching actually took place in Indiana.
Attributing a positive accomplishment to internal factors of the actor, fosters positive attitudes towards the actor in the observers mind and attributiong a failure or an undesirable consequence being attributed internally can lead to negative attitudes (Kelley & Michela, 1980) or as Jones and Harris state, attributions help the observer gain information about the actor (1967). If they are false they can have serious social implications. Attribution theory also has some problems. Some critiques include that the self-report method used is unreliable (Kelley & Michela, 1980) and that attributions do not happen in isolation but are constantly being shaped by the consequences of previous attempts at attribution and therefor cannot be studied as they currently are. Kelly and Michela also point out the irony of the researchers attempt to attribute how people attribute.
Alone on a small island Huck expresses the peace he feels by stating “I wouldn’t want to be nowhere else but here”(Twain 150). By this Twain expresses the ideal of personal growth through isolation. During this process of isolation Huck ponders on the ideas that afflicts him in his earlier years with his formal caretakers. It is obvious that Huck feels a little remorseful for inflicting pain on his formal guardians. This shows that even though he faces the of a memory of parental abuse or even extreme religious oppression from Mrs. Watson, he still cares for them.
c) Consensual discrimination involves formation of legitimate status hierarchies. BIAS Map by Cuddy et al. (2007): Behaviours from Intergroup Affect and Stereotypes (BIAS) map is an extension of the Stereotype Content model which explains that the dominance and the competitiveness of the group is related to the image of the group viz a viz warmth and competence by the other groups. The warmth dimension of stereotypes leads to active behavioural tendencies whereas the competence dimension leads to passive behavioural tendencies. Discrimination can be viewed from different theoretical frameworks: 1.