Psychology Video Presentation Report
Chong Zit Man 0315915
Thun Shao Xun 0315919
Tan Chee Siang 0315159
Ashley Chow 0316141
Lecturer: Mr. Shankar
Class: Monday, 1pm.
Due Date: 2nd June 2014
Table of Contents:
4. Progress of Work
We were given the task to create a video that portrayed five
concepts of psychology. In the video, the five concepts were
represented by scenarios and showed how they applied to
different people and how they reacted to the situation.
In the video, we created a story line so that the events fall
into a proper sequence. The storyline that we used was one that
was easily relatable and revolved around an underdog who had a
series of unfortunate events happen to him. In the video, we see
how he overcomes the difficulties he was faced with.
The story revolves around a boy by the name of Beckham
who was inspired to play football. His father was the only one who
supported his dream to become a professional football player
whereas his mother was more concerned with his education. His
journey to becoming a great football player was not an easy one.
He had a tendency to get bullied by his peers and was often
looked down upon. Things took a turn for the worst with the
passing away of his father – the only one who truly supported him.
Whilst training on his own, a football coach who saw Beckham’s
potential and nurtured his talent discovered him. As the final match
approached, Beckham’s poor state of mind affects his perfomance
in the game until his mother gives him the encouragement he so
desperately needs. With that, his team wins the game.
The objective of the task given was to properly understand
the five concepts we chose. With that in mind, we were tasked to
incoorperate the concepts and apply them to situations that people
would come across in events that could be easily understood and
We had to work together and manage the workload amongst
four people to film, edit and write the report. As a group, we
managed to split the work evenly and even managed to get help
from others as ‘actors’ to be featured in the video.
1. Social Learning Perspective
Social learning perspective sanctions reinforce and
discourage a given behaviour. Through this, individuals learn
best from observing others. Beckham, who learned how to
play football from watching football games on television
when he was younger, represented how this concept was
applied in the video. Whilst training, he taught himself tricks
that he saw the players in the game perform. This was a
good example as it could be understood and related to by
people who learn how to play sports by watching the
professionals on television.
2. Social Loafing
Mark Ringelman once said, “An individual’s performance
gets worse in the presence of others.” The individual’s
performance worsens in the presence of others due to
nervousness and lack of belief in oneself. Beckham, who
was being watched by the bullies while training, displayed
this concept. He made mistakes and was obviously scared
and nervous while being watched.
‘Stereotype’ is a general belief about a group of people. It
differs from the term ‘prejudice’ in that it can have positive or
negative connotations. Once people start to stereotype, they
run the risk of becoming prejudicial, thus leading to
discrimination. In this case, the bullies looked down on
Beckham training alone, thus thinking that since he had no
team to train with, he was lowsy at playing football. From that
general belief alone, they had a negative attitude towards
him and acted on that attitude by behaving in a negative
4. Self-Fulfulling Prophecy
This propehcy is one that may affect a person’s behaviour
due to positive or negative circumstances/ events, thus
causing them to become true. In layman’s terms, if you
believe in yourself or if you see yourself in a certain way, you
would believe it to be true, thus act in that manner, hence
causing whatever you believe to be fulfilled. As an example
from the video, Beckham believed that training hard and
practising made him a good player. As a result, he was
indeed a good football player.
‘Discrimination’ is a negative behaviour directed at a specific
group of people. It’s cause by negative attitudes felt towards
a certain group of people. Through the video, the clearest
case of discrimination is where the bullies taunted Beckham.
They acted upon their negative attitudes towards him and
behaved as such, thus leaving Beckham feeling down and
Progress of Work
First thing’s first, we decided which concepts to use.
We had to consider which were easily identifiable through
the video as well as being easily understood by our target
audience. Social learning persepective was one that could
be used in any situation from learning a new skill, to learning
in the classroom. Everyone learns by watching and following
someone else at some point in time.
Once we confirmed the concepts we wanted to use,
the storyline was the next issue. Being in an all boys group
with one girl, we decided on using a sports orientated theme.
Football, being the more favourable sport, was chosen. Next,
we decided on the series of unfortunate events that would
befall poor Beckham. To make things more exciting (and
depressing), we decided to remove his father - the only true
supporter of his dream - from his life.
Despite the unfortunate events, Beckham’s hard work
and training paid off as a famous coach who offered him a
place in his team soon discovered him. The coach saw talent
and potential in Beckham and wanted to harvest that talent.
Once the storyline was set, all that was left was the
filming and recording. We worked two cameras and took
multiple angles of each individual scene. Some of the scenes
were blurred on purpose, but the hardest thing to control was
the sound quality of the recording. To make it easier on our
audience, we put in subtitles.
The scenes were all edited with subtitles and narration
included, then all that was left to do was the power point
slideshow and the report. Two people out of the four of us
were tasked with editing the video whereas the other two
were tasked with preparing the power point slideshow and
At the end of the task, we managed to completely
understand the concepts used. Therefore, we managed to
achieve our objectives for this assignment. On top of that, we
met the deadline thus proving that we had good time
management and teamwork skills.
We would like to thank our lecturer, Mr. Shankar, for
giving us the opportunity to carry out the task at hand, as
well as our friends who are credited in the video for
participating in the shooting as actors and cameramen.