ilm Analysis 1: Trading Places
Film: Watch the film “Trading Places” starring Eddie Murphy and Dan Aykroyd. The film can be found in the Case study folder.
Provide a brief summary of the film, and highlight the personality issues the film raises in relation to the readings in module 3.
Identify what major debate in psychology the brokers Mortimer and Randolph engage in when they make their bet. Be sure to provide evidence using the readings in module 3 to support your argument.
Discuss the connections you see between the film and the assigned readings in module 3. You can focus on one major idea or concept. Does the assigned readings and the chapter on behaviorism help you to better understand and explain the personalities and behaviors of the characters in this film? Do you see any parallels between the film and real life? Are we simply a product of our environment? How does the film, Trading Places,” challenge that assumption?
Conclude the paper by discussing how you (as a future psychologists, educator or social worker) will use the knowledge you gained in this module to address negative belief systems and structural problems that can prevent individuals form realizing their full potential?
Paper Requirements: The paper, itself, should be written as a critical essay that demonstrates your understanding and critique of behaviorist and social learning theory as lens for seeing, understanding and explaining the personalities and behaviors represented in the film.
Formatting: This assignment should be typed using 12point font Times Roman and uploaded to Blackboard as a Word document that can be edited. The paper should be no more than 5 pages including cover page, references and intext citation using APA formatting.