The "Princess" (Claire Standish)

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1. Claire has not reached IDENTITY ACHIEVEMENT because she shows mixed signals about being happy with who she is. She talks about how popular she is and how loved she is, but she also talks about how she hates her friends and how she hates how she has to go along with everything that her friends say.

2. Claire shows signs of PHALLIC fixation because she is overly proud and narcissistic. She has falsely convinced herself that everyone looks up to her and thinks she is a perfect person who can do no wrong. An example of this is when she exclaims, "Do you know how popular I am? I'm so popular and everyone loves me so much."

3. At the beginning of the movie Claire's father dad tells her that he'll make it up to her since he could not get her out of this detention. This is a positive INCENTIVE for Claire because it is a promised environmental reward that motivates her behavior, which is to go to her detention period.

4. Claire STEREOTYPES herself and others when she puts herself in the popular group and puts herself into the rich people category, and assumes that since she's in that category that she doesn't belong in detention: "This is a mistake. I do not belong in here." Since she implies that she is different from the individuals in the detention room , it shows that she holds a prejudice belief about the particular people she thinks that should actually belong there.

5. NORMATIVE SOCIAL INFLUENCE applies to Claire when they all smoke Bender's marijuana. If she were by herself, Claire would not have done that. However due to the presence of others around her who were influencing her by engaging in that behavior, she desired to fit in with the group and as a result she did it too.

6. We learn from Bender that Claire's mom is NEGLECTFUL of her. Her mom apparently lives in the Caribbean and is a drunk who is not present in her daughter's life. Therefore the mother does not respond to her child's needs, and lacks interest in them completely.

7. Claire demonstrates that she has a dominant SUPEREGO when she's talking to the group and exclaims that "everyone looks up to her and her friends." This is because she not only announces that she has these internalized ideals of what she "should be," but that she herself is a paragon of these ideals.

8. Claire uses RATIONALIZATION as a defense mechanism when she attempts to explain why she said that she wouldn't acknowledge anyone in school, which is seen as a rude and therefore unacceptable behavior by the other kids around her.

9. Marcia's Identity-Status Model: IDENTITY ACHIEVEMENT - the status in which adolescent has gone through a identity crisis and has committed to a sense of identity which he or she has chosen for themselves.

10. Baumrind's Parenting Styles: NEGLECTFUL - a parenting style characterized by a lack of responsiveness to a child's needs

11. Freud's Structure of Personality: SUPEREGO - the part of personality that, according to Freud, represents internalized ideals and provides standards for judgment (the conscience) and for future aspirations

12. Defense Mechanisms: RATIONALIZATION - defense mechanism that involves explaining an unacceptable behavior or feeling in a rational or logical manner, avoiding the true reasons for the behavior.

13. Examples of Fixation: PHALLIC - Fixation at the phallic stage develops a phallic character, who is narcissistic, excessively vain, and proud

14. Social Psychology: NORMATIVE SOCIAL INFLUENCE - the influence of other people that leads us to conform in order to be liked and accept.ed by them

15. STEREOTYPE - a widely held but fixed and oversimplified image or idea of a particular type of person or thing.

16. Motivational Psychology: INCENTIVE - an environmental stimuli that is either positive or negative, and thereby motivates our behavior.