In the Intro of Psychology course, I learned many concepts that relate to the real world and what we do in our everyday life. The psychology concept that I learned was social psychology. Social psychology is the scientific study of how we think about, influence, and relate it to one another. We can relate to social psychology because we interact with others daily. We understand the behavior of our friends and families individually when in a social concept. The prime examples of social psychology are in-group, out-group, personal identity and social identity. The in-group is known as “Us”, people with whom we share a common identity. The out-group is “Them”, those perceived as different or apart from our in-group. These
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The first two friends that Cady met convince Cady to keep her relationship with the “Plastics,” only so that they can know their dark secrets. Events then turn for the worse when Cady falls for Regina’s ex-boyfriend, Aaron Samuels. When Regina finds out, she seeks revenge of Cady by taking Aaron back. When Cady finds out, what began as a game to discover secrets turns into a plan to destroy Regina. Then Cady, Janis, and Damian make a plan together to bring Regina’s status down. However, as Cady spends more time with the “Plastics,” she begins to become one. This movie is a prime example of in-groups and out-groups, personal identity, and social identity. The story line describes the outcast, Cady, attempting to infiltrate the popular group called the “Plastics.” The three members of the “Plastics,” Regina, Gretchen, and Karen are rich, beautiful, and of course popular. Two of them have long beautiful blond hair and one with beautiful dark brown hair; they all wore fashionable clothes every day, except for their one-day-a-week sweat pants day. And then enters Cady who has un-kept red hair and wears flannel shirts, jeans, and sneakers.