The story of Antwone Fisher is a very intriguing and moving story. Antwone Fisher was an individual that was resilient and had endured so much in his life. As a young child, he did not live in the best environment. He lacked the guidance that is recommended that a child should have. There are two theories that may help to explain Antwone Fisher. These two theories are Bandura’s modeling theory and Roger’s self-actualization theory. Bandura believed that individual learn by observing others and their environment (Schultz & Schultz, 2013). He believed in the effect of modeling (Schultz & Schultz, 2013). Antwone did not have any positive influences on his childhood. He was born in a correctional facility. Not only was his father killed, but his mother was in prison. As a result, he was raised in a foster home. His foster mother was Ms. Tate. She was verbally and physically abusive. Her daughter also made a negative impact on his life. Her daughter molested Antwone. Bandura could have related his current behavior to what he had witnessed as a child. According to the some of the research that was done by Bandura, children that witnesses aggressive behavior also displayed aggressive behavior (Schultz & Schultz, 2013). This is apparent in the life of Antwone Fisher. He was always getting in physical altercations. Also, Bandura focused on self-efficacy. Self-efficacy means that the individual will feel as if they are worthy of the best (Schultz & Schultz, 2013). “People low in self-efficacy feel helpless, unable to exercise control over life events” (Schultz & Schultz, 2013, p. 338). Although Antwone joined the navy, he was still haunted by his past. His models taught him to not enjoy being intimate with anothe... ... middle of paper ... ... The most appropriate form of therapy is person-centered therapy (Schultz & Schultz, 2013). Dr. Davenport would also make sure that Antwone accepts himself as he is. One that is entering the counseling field will see this movie from a different perspective. It gives examples of what a counselor should and should not do. In the future, one may encounter a client like Antwone and must be prepared to help the client. The client should feel comfortable with the counselor. Positive results should come out of the counseling sessions. References Black, T., Haines, R., Washington, D., Fisher, A. Q., Danna, M., Luke, D., Bryant, J., ... Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Inc. (2003). Antwone Fisher. Los Angeles, CA: Twentieth Century Fox Film Corp. Schultz, D. P., & Schultz, S. E. (2013). Theories of personality (10th ed.). Belmont, CA: Cengage/Wadsworth.
Antwone Fisher was a man who has trouble being a man because he can't stand strong. He can't stand strong because of the weight that was placed on him growing up in an environment where everyone told him he was worthless. Eventually, Antwone is able to grow and flourish, because like any tree that stands tall and strong, he finds that he has roots, and they run very deep.
Cervone, D., Pervin, L. A. (2008). Personality: Theory and research (10th Ed.). New York: Wiley.
Antwone Fisher grows up living in a foster home where he is beaten, mentally and sexually abused. After spending time in an orphanage he doesn’t know what to do with his life. After thinking about it he decides to join the Navy. The movie picks up with Antwone as a young sailor who has a problem controlling his anger. Sent to a psychiatrist (played by Denzel Washington) he slowly begins opening up, learning to confront the past that has fostered his long-standing rage. Washington's psychiatrist becomes Antwone's substitute father figure, the person who teaches him to drop his guarded resentment, and assures him that he has the strength to face the buried traumas of his childhood. And, this being the kind of movie where everyone learns from everyone else, Antwone's courage persuades Washington's character to own up to his own traumas.
Antwone Fisher was an individual that endured so many things. He faced a lot of challenges that may have seemed impossible to recover from. This story was an example of the many things that some children may experience. Antwone was not raised in an upper crust home. He did not grow up in a home in which his mother and father was present. Instead of having positive role models, he had to live with individuals that were abusive to him. When observing Antwone’s personality, one may refer to two different theorists such as Bandura and Rogers.
Self-efficacy theory was developed by Albert Bandura in the 1970s. This theory explores the person’s awareness of their abilities. Bandura’s model says there are 3 factors that influence self-efficacy: behaviors, environment, and personal or cognitive factors. They all affect each other. Self-efficacy develops from mastery of experiences in which goals are achieved through perseverance and overcoming obstacles and from observing others succeed. Therefore, the ability to learn and master objectives may influence aspirations, level of motivation, and overall accomplishments (Bandura,
McAdams, D. P. (2009). The person: An introduction to the science of personality psychology (5th ed.). Hoboken, N.J: Wiley.
In this essay I will describe the four major theories of personality and identify the advantages and disadvantages of each. The first major theory of personality is psychodynamic which was created by Sigmund Freud. The second major theory of personality is trait or five-factor model which is the most scientifically supported model. The third major theory of personality is humanistic, and Carl Rogers was the best known humanistic theorist. Finally, the fourth major theory of personality is social cognitive which was developed by social learning theorists.