Matilda Move EDU PSYCH Analysis

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Toni Hubert
P251
Dr. G.H.
11/24/2012
Education Psychology Movie Application The movie Matilda was made in 1996. Matilda is the protagonist in the movie and is based on a book, Matilda, written by Roald Dahl. In the beginning, it shows her as a baby and a few stages of her life until she is about the age of schooling. Her father, Harry, meets the headmistress of the school that is in the district of where Matilda’s family lives. Matilda starts going to school who has magnificent intelligence and proves it through many odd telekinetic happenings against Agatha Trunchbull, who is the headmistress. As the school year goes on, Matilda finds out how talented she is and uses her “powers” to try and not only improve her life, but also Miss
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The truth of real life is there, but it is dated. In the past, students were able to be physically “paddled” for behavior issues. Peer influences can change the way a person reacts in a tricky situation. For Bruce, he receives positive peer pressure from the entire school assembly when Trunchbull claims he stole her cake. She requires him to eat an entire cake that one of the lunch ladies has made for him. At first he does well with a steady pace. He then becomes fuller and fuller. When there is just a little bit under half left on the platter, Matilda arises from the seated crowd and starts cheering and chanting Bruce to motivate him. After she starts, Lavender and the rest of the school assembly join in chanting to encourage Bruce to finish the cake. Once Bruce finishes the cake and is miserable, he stands up and licks the platter clean. Trunchbull is not happy with the reaction, so she shatters the platter over his head, and then a reaction of classical conditioning happens again. The students immediately become silent and sit down. The real-life aspect of the idea that students back other students up are still true. This specific situation would not happen in an entire school. Positive peer pressure is all around a child’s world. In a classroom when a student tells another student they did a good job, or just smiling when someone achieved something. The idea that someone is forced to eat a cake for punishment in

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