Good Will Hunting

1230 WordsJul 23, 20055 Pages
The relationship between Psychology and Movies Movies are most of the time related to a human being's life. Movies apply psychology to their plots. For example, movies like the StepMom directed by Chris Columbus, and Good Will Hunting directed by Gus Van Sant show us that psychology is part of our lives in a day to day base. It could go from a divorce to a person who is scared to take a step in life. The textbook, Psychology: Core Concept, by Philip G. Zimbarbo, Ann L. Weber, and Robert L. Johnson, utilizes examples from these movies. We are going to see how these movies relate to the core principles of psychology. In Chapter four, we see how psychology starts all the way from the beginning of our lives. It shows how we as organisms…show more content…
Jackie battles to win the love and respect of her children from Isabel. This led to a back and forth argument between Isabel and Jackie. The problems between Jackie and Isabel do not end here. Jackie believes that Isabel is incapable of taking care of her kids because Isabel loves her work and does not plan to give it up. Isabel is very self-centered, so it's hard for her to care for Luke's children during visits. Jackie being a full-time mother looks at this as inadequate efforts to be with the kids. She can't understand that work can be important to her as well as the kids. An example of this is when Isabel loses Ben while she is working at a photo shoot. The conflict between them is deepened by the sudden diagnose of cancer, which may be deadly for Jackie. When Jackie discovers she is terminally ill and Isabel's relationship with Luke becomes serious, both women realize they must put aside their differences to save a family. They all have to learn a little in order to grow together. In my opinion, StepMom was a great example to this chapter. it gave good example of a lot of things the chapter talk about. Stepmom tries to deal with serious issues and understands the complexity of relationships, emotions, and lives. Divorce and remarriage impact the family on many levels, from conflicts between parent and stepparent, to negative emotional implications for the child (Capaldi, 1979). Anna and Ben needed to define their role in the
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