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The film Twelve Angry Men follows the jury deliberation of a first degree murder case The jury totaling twelve men dispute their decision of innocence or guilt throughout the movie Many concepts of social psychology including conformity anger displacement and stereotypes are used in the struggle between these men to reach a verdict Conformity is the tendency for people to go along with a groups opinion despite what they really feel just to fit in or be liked In many cases conformity is increased when a member of a group feels inferior to fellow peers in the group In the initial hand count all men except for one vote guilty During this voting process it becomes clear that the men who are unsure of what they really feel will go along with the majority without any apparent reason In the movie the jury decides to take an initial vote to see where everyone stands on the verdict before they start discussing their decision Some men are very out-spoken about their opinion on the case and make others feel like they will be stupid to think otherwise As the controversy continues the one man who voted innocent proceeds to disprove the evidence and make the defendant in the case appear innocent Every piece of evidence he disproves seems to ensure him a new supporter for a verdict of innocent This one man is so persuasive in his argument that he makes his opponents appear naive As the momentum now switches to his side conformity again becomes evident as people who appear to be undecided now vote innocent Conformity is obvious when the people were not able to explain their reasons for voting the way they do The most common reason given is because I think so They never use concrete evidence to advocate their choice but rather allow themselves to be swayed by the majority Anger Displacement is comes into play through the
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