Monday, May 27, 2019
Movie and Personality Theory Analysis Essay
The movie Joy Luck Club depicted different characters of women from China who underwent difficulties in their lives. One char had to everlasting(a) the scorn of her family for being a concubine, another woman had to leave behind her twins under a tree during World War II because of an distemper and later when she died, her daughter met her older twin sisters, these women were made to commend that Chinese women should be meek and gentle, therefore, expecting their Ameri fuck born daughters to be the same. The daughters would retaliate most these expectations from their mothers.They cook asserted their own identities and stood up for what they wanted for themselves (Wang, 1989). Eric Eriksons stages of psychosocial development can be aptly applied to the Joy Luck Clubs heroines. They were sufficient to recover themselves and assert their individualities in the end. Eriksons psychosocial stage theory states that self-importance identity is the conscious sense of self that we dev elop through interaction with our environment and that our personality constantly changes as we go through our daily activities.We be exposed to new experiences that contribute to the development of our personalities. Each stage, according to Erikson, is concerned about competency in a particular area in life that if handled well, the individual will have a sense of expertise, which he termed as ego strength (Funder, 2010). I quote from Erikson, Ego identity, then, in its subjective aspect, is the awareness of the fact that there is a self-sameness and persistency to the egos synthesizing methods and a continuity of ones meaning for others (Funder, 2010).If this is managed poorly, the individual will feel inadequate. We experience conflict that becomes a turning point in development which is for his view, these are concentrate on either developing or failing that quality. During this stage of conflict, there is potential for growth but also for failure. For B. F. Skinner, operan t conditioning or instrumental conditioning is to associate behavior with a consequence pay off or punishment. In the movie, these theories of Skinner and Erikson were depicted by the mothers who give punishment or reward for certain behaviors manifested by their daughters.They were formed according to the cultures they were exposed to Chinese traditions upheld by their mothers and the American culture they grew up in. Here conditioning came by way of ethnic constraints. This explains the difficulties that the women underwent because they were also a product of their own culture. In the end, they were able to transcend cultural barriers and have developed their own personalities independent of their mothers. One can put that these girls have bloomed and acquired personalities after stages of conflict that resulted from a culture imbibed by their mothers and a culture they had to embrace.Another good theorist is Carl Rogers who is best known for a non-directive lift in the thera peutic process. He espouses Humanism in psychology, that believes that all deal are essentially good and healthy. According to him, In my early professional years, I was asking the question How can I treat, or cure, or change this person? Now I would phrase the question in this way How can I provide a relationship which this person may use for his own personal growth? All the women in the movie were all good, the woman who was judged by her family because of being a concubine, is essentially good.The mother who left her twins under a tree is essentially good. Often, we misjudge people for certain behaviors we think are improper or inappropriate. But if we examine the circumstances and we know all of the circumstances, we may be careful in judging other peoples behavior. Personally I have learned in my own life that there is such a things as hope and grace. No take what happens to you, life has a way of resolving things and healing emotional and psychological pains so that one can eventually move on celebrating life.In many ways, the culture of my family and society formed me through negative and positive reinforcements. At first I was afraid to assert myself and I would always conform to what society wants. Eriksons psychosocial development made me realize the challenges that I have to overcome through lifes challenges and passages. My own realization is that even if I had failed an earlier stage, lifes lessons always come back so that eventually I would know the truth and move on to a higher(prenominal) level.Carl Rogers assumption that man is basically good is refreshing as this has become a steady source of inspiration that no matter what I did or failed to do, I am basically a good person and that I will triumph in the end. I quote from Funder, Every man is in certain respects (a) like all other men, (b) like more or less other men, (c) like no other man. Funder has indicated that everyone is like everyone else, or similar with some, or similar with nobody. He is saying that all men and women are the same in their basic needs for food and shelter.We are all similar in our interests and other things in common, but we are also not similar any other men/women because of the traits that each of us possess, which is what we call personality. Our minds may be the same with other minds and are also unlike any other mind. The set-up of our brains have similar structures but our brains can also be similar some other brains in terms of some disorders, for example. Individuals who are depressed will have neurotransmitter concentrations that are different from those of non-depressed people. We have different abilities academically or athletically, and these activities are controlled by the brain.But abilities are different from everyone. He has stated that, Constructivism is widespread throughout modern intellectual life. This attitude, slightly simplified is that reality as a concrete entity does not exist. All that does exist is human i deas or constructions of reality. He has also stated, To some degree, the judgments of personality rendered of you by the people who know you not only when reflect what you are like, but can lead you to be what you are like. We have different mental construct of impressions of what we see around us.The concept of attractive may be different from someone else. Our realities like our view of the world are not a reality. These are interpretations of what we see around us that pass sense within our observations of our surroundings and of impressions by people about us. The reality of our personality was also created by the ones who know us which we sometimes affirm. But this is not necessarily the truth of our real personality. Works Cited Funder, D. C. (2010). The Personality Puzzle. New York W. W. Norton & Company. Wang, W. (Director). (1989). Joy Luck Club Motion Picture.