Psychology and 'Forrest Gump' Film Review by cee-cee

Psychology and 'Forrest Gump'
This paper studies the movie 'Forrest Gump' focusing on the psychology aspects of the film.
# 108206 | 2,178 words | 1 source | MLA | 2008 | US
Published on Sep 25, 2008 in Psychology (Behaviorism) , Psychology (Social) , Film (Analysis, Criticism, Etc.)

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In this article, the writer introduces and analyzes the film 'Forrest Gump', directed by Robert Zemeckis. Specifically, the writer examines the character of Forrest Gump as it relates to human development and psychology. The writer notes that Forrest Gump's character in the film displays several characteristics of psychology, including emotion, naivete, adult development, limited IQ, behavior and adaptation. The writer points out that Forrest Gump also displays learning and conditioning and of course, personality and social and moral development. The writer concludes that psychologically, Forrest is simple-minded and has a low IQ, and yet, he seems more compassionate, caring, and innocent than just about any other adult could ever be.

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Finerman, W. (Producer), & Zemeckis, R. (Director). (1994). Forrest Gump. [Motion picture]. USA: Paramount Pictures.

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