Psychological Behavior Analysis In 12 Angry Men

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12 Angry Men:-Psychological Behaviour Analysis Signs Of attributions There were many examples of attribution errors and biases in the movie. For example (an actor observer bias) the kid (Victim) is known to have yelled "I'm going to kill you" on the night of the murder. Cobb says no one would threaten to kill anyone unless he mean it (internal attribution)(0:46:25)&(0:46:45) .But after some time Fonda involves cobb into some argument and indirectly makes him yell "I'll kill you".But here cobb tries to justify his argument saying that he didn’t mean it and it was outburst by the condition(external attribution)(0:59:15). So this is an example of the actor observer bias too. Fundamental Attribution Error "Bright? He's a common, ignorant,…show more content…
Getting the fan to work and opening the windows (0:04:25) Person goes to bathroom (0:34:23) "Boy, oh boy it's really hot out." (1:01:20) "It's 5 after 6, let's get some dinner." (1:12:35) Schemas & Stereotypes influenced the Juror’s thinking. Many of the jurors had stereotypes about kids who grow up in slums—and who belong to certain minority groups. Not only did these stereotypes influence the jurors’ tendency to make internal attributions for the boy’s behavior, but these stereotypes also led to biased interpretations of the evidence. "They let those kids run wild out there" ( 0:10:00 ) They is used as a generalized belief about a group of people. thinking that everyone lets their kids run out.(Stereotype) Similar examples:- "I've lived among them all my life." (0:14:32) "She's one of them too, isn't she?" (0:18:15) "It's these kids nowadays." (0:20:48) (juror # 3) J Cobb’s 16 year old son hit him on jaw and never came back . He (Cobb) is generalising this situation to every kid.Saying that kids nowadays can hit or kill anybody when they are angry. "They're all alike."…show more content…
These people are dangerous and don’t need big reason to kill someone.(This is an example of Prejudice too) Perception Discussion of elevated train (0:18:05) Could hear the argument (0:19:24) Discussion of lady's testimony (1:21:21) In all three situations Jurors organizes the information and translates it into something meaningful and comes to conclusion which results into making others to switch their vote from guilty to not guilty.. Representativeness heuristic "You know it and I know it" (born in slum) (0:22:13) Juror was estimating the likelihood of an event by comparing it to an existing prototype that already exists in our minds.He supported his agreement saying that “He(Kid) was born in a slum.Slums are breeding grounds for criminals,I know it and so do you” .This sentence proves that he was just taking shortcut and was making judgement under uncertainty which is the sign of Representativeness heuristic Aggression "If you say stuff to him like that again, I'm going to lay you out." 0:43:45 "Maybe what we need is a little yelling."

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