Social Psychology is the study of how we think and relate to other people. These psychologists focused on how the social situation influences others behavior. We see social influences everywhere we go, but might not notice it. Like when watching a movie for fun you do not notice it as much as when you are actually looking for the behaviors, like in the film The Breakfast Club. There are several examples of social psychological behaviors in the film.
Five teenagers are declared as the following: a princess, an athlete, a criminal, a brain and a basket case. They are sentenced to serve detention on a Saturday morning in March, 1984. They share their backstories, shed a few tears, laugh, and become closer as a group. However, we never find out for sure if they continued to be friends after that Saturday in detention. Of course, the audience would like to think that they all walked the halls, interacting as they did on that day, learning each other - from their most embarrassing, to the saddest moments in their lives.
Every person sees themselves differently, whether you're the jock, the brain, or even the criminal, we all have a plethora of personality quirks in common. We don't belong solely to the singular “clique” that society has placed us in. Throughout The Breakfast Club, we see ourselves in each of the characters, and so did John Hughes, while we may relate to a singular character or clique in the beginning, we come to see ourselves, our struggles in each and every character. Though John Hughes may have seen himself as the geek or the athlete in high school, that's not all he was, and it's through this classic film that he shows himself to be all of the characters in some way or another. We're all united in common beliefs, in
Director John Hughes does it again. In Sixteen Candles, he captures the essence of high school from the views of the nerds to the jocks. Depicted in the daily lives of the main characters, he shows even back in 1984, there is a division by popularity and grade. The struggles and pressures students faced are the same as what students are faced with in today’s high schools. This movie relates to teens year after year, generation after generation. Just as the author William Zinsser states in College Pressures, “They are too young to be prisoners of their parents’ dreams and their classmates’ fears” (385). Hughes is able to capture this through the eyes of high school students and the pressures they feel.
Here, they rid themselves of average, familial and school-age problems and bask in the glory of teenagerdom, drinking from their Holy Grail of liberty. Here, listening to “the music that made everything so good” (2), they finally taste the maturity they yearn for.
Despite a promising start as student body president in high school, Gary has been battling his personal demons since age 15, a battle that culminates in a raucous graduation speech which nets him a horrific beating. Gary later sums up this painful last day of high school with a quote from Burt Lancaster: "Sometimes I only succeed in beating myself to death." Anxious to escape an abusive homelife, Gary embarks on a life of drug- and alcohol-fueled escapades that climaxes with an impromptu orgy at a museum, resulting in the destruction of a prized woolly mammoth exhibit. Although declared innocent of any serious wrongdoing at his subsequent trial, it is this incident and the immediate aftermath that impels Gary to begin writing his demons away. A chance encounter at a café leads to a stint as a paid social worker at a homeless shelter, but his drinking soon puts an end to that, as well. Unemployed and broke at age 35, Gary wanders into a bar where he encounters a heavily-tattooed former circus worker named Duke Reynolds. Impressed by Reynolds' showmanship, Gary hesitantly introduces himself. A bond begins to form between the two men when Reynolds tells him: "You're right, you have no future. You are only promised today. Make sure you start living it
The movie The Breakfast Club is a perfect example of peer relationships in the adolescent society. It shows the viewer some of the main stereotypes of students in high school you have a jock, a nerd, the weirdo, a rebel, and a prep. Over the course of a Saturday detention the different types of peers learn a lot about one another by hearing what each one has done to get into Saturday detention as well as why they chose to do it.
Ferris Bueller is a young, rebellious, high school senior who gets away with just about everything. One day, he decides to play hooky and skip school for the ninth time. He tricks his parents into thinking he is sick with his signature fake stomach cramp and clammy palms. After his parents leave for work, Bueller calls up his rigid, hypochondriac best friend Cameron to join him on his day off. Initially refusing to leave the comfort of his bed, Cameron finally is persuaded to not only join Ferris, but to also bring his Father’s precious Ferrari out on the town. The first stop on their rebellious journey is to bail out Bueller’s girlfriend, Sloane, from school. They do so by calling Ed Rooney,
Jerome Morrow ( Eugene ) was an very intelligent man in the world eye's. He had very good health and once swam on a swimming team where he became a star. He was the ideal guy but had an downfall during his career. He was in a car accident and could no longer swim or walk. Jerome experienced identity acheveiment because he knew what he wanted
The Breakfast Club demonstrates the interpersonal concepts “I-It” and “I-Thou” as it follows students whose immediate reaction is to treat each other as nothing more than the stereotypical person their titles assume them to be; however, as the film progresses and the characters begin to develop friendships, the characters abandon the stereotypes and begin to look at each other as individuals who have unique personalities and stories.
Now met Owen Jackson the cliche bad boy. He’s the kind that only cares about himself and just wants to get into girls pants and spend his whole high school life parting with his group of friends. He’s had a bad life. But what ‘bad boy’ hasn’t? Owen is an inconsiderate,
In the movie The Breakfast Club, five seemingly different adolescents are assigned Saturday detention where they learn that although they each fit a particular stereotype, they all have the same characteristics, but they are expressed differently because they have different experiences, strengths and weaknesses that makes them who they are. In the movie, Bender is the “criminal”, Brian is the “brain” and Allison is the “psychopath.” Each of their situations, strengths and weakness are similar to students that are in our classrooms currently or we may have in our classrooms in the future. For each student it is important to understand their learning differences and as a teacher, how I can use their strengths to help them become successful students.
Mack (Kevin Kline) was leaving a basketball game when his car broke down in an uncomfortable area. Mack called a tow truck but while he was in his car waiting, a group of colored guys approached his car harassing him. The guys made Mack get out of his car and he thought his live was over but then Simon (Danny Glover) the tow truck driver arrived. Simon took control of the situation and saved Mack’s life.
A high school basketball star that dedicates his life to the game, faces pressure from a harsh coach and a distressed mother which results into a downward spiral of drug addiction and crime in the dangerous streets of New York. Jim Carroll, a Caucasian catholic high school student and basketball team member, was raised in a two bedroom warn down apartment with his mother in the slumps of New York, with nothing to do but write about his life through poetry where he used his diary as an escape for his typical teenage views and thoughts. Jim, Pedro and Mickey an unstoppable trio begin the deviant lifestyle by taking pills, smoking marijuana and robbing anything or anyone. Once things become suspicious by their teachers, coach and worried mother