“12 Angry Men”: Persuasion, Conformity, Minority, and Groupthink

Discuss patterns of persuasion, conformity, and minority influence witnessed in the film “12 Angry Men”, providing specific examples.

Analyze issues of stereotypes and prejudice observed while watching the jurors deliberate in “12 Angry Men”. Determine if there is evidence of cognitive heuristics and label it. Discuss where and how it occurred. Interpret the catalyst of change that resulted in the film’s outcome based on your perceptions. How does this line up with some of the research in social psychology? Discuss if the group in the film demonstrates group polarization. Were they at risk for groupthink?