12 Angry Men analysis

Document Type:Essay

Subject Area:Psychology

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However, jurors are expected to make a unanimous decision when delivering their judgement. As such, the movie explores the journey of the 12 jurors as they attempt to find a compromise and arrive at a unanimous decision. Eventually, Fonda manages to change the view of the 11 majority jurors through peer pressure and persuasive argument leading to a unanimous decision endorsing the acquittal of the defendant (Lumet et al. Therefore, it can be said that the movie reveals various social psychological processes such as minority influence and group processes. Fonda’s character in the film epitomizes minority influence as described in the theory of behavioral style by Moscovici (Moscovici & Nemeth, 1974). The jurors favor conviction in the first vote because the details available favor a guilty verdict.

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