4B Post Assessment
Playmakers for Christ
About our Group
Playmakers for Christ is a play group that performs a play one weekend out of the year. We have so much fun participating and sharing our abilities with the church and the community! We all become like one big family! This year, I was a senior and am going off to college, so is my friend Christine. It's our last year with Playmakers and it was a bittersweet moment. This group has given me the best years of my life!
When we are rehearsing, a couple of the new kids every year are a little timid and don't really know what they're doing so they look up to the older and more experienced ones to help and lead them along. They always try to imitate the actions and the way they act their part out so they can "fit in" or be as good as the older kids. This is an example of conformity because the younger ones are trying to fit in so they do what the group does instead of what they think they should do. This is similar to what happened in the line experiment because the subject went along with the answer the majority of the group chose.
Sometimes when we play a character long enough in rehearsal we start to act like that character all the time, or do an action that we do in the play outside of rehearsal, like at school or in public. It becomes a habit. It becomes a part of you. We internalize our roles as our every day persona. This is similar to the ZImbardo Experiment because the guards became their roles. They had the attitude of an actual prison guard instead of a research psychologist.
We always have to do what our director says; every direction given, every word she says... we have to pay attention. Whenever she tells us we have to know our part by a certain day, we are expected to know our part on that day. If not, we'll be in trouble. It is a part of being in a production. Everyone always listens to what she says, we always follow directions. This is an example of obedience. We are given authority and we do what is asked of us, which is the result of obedience.
When someone makes a mistake or misses a cue, they always blame it on someone else for hindering their ability to say their line on time, etc. But, when I get my line right or the group as a whole gets our part down, I always praise myself instead of the whole group, "We finally got it right! I'm so glad I gave you guys that cue or you would have missed it if it weren't for me!"
We all make decisions as a whole, as to what we should do, what action, when we should exit the stage, at what time we need to sing, etc. This affects us when we need to make a decision for our own character when we are solo. I needed to figure out the moves to do with my song and I had no idea what to do. So I started doing the moves that we do as a whole because I couldn't make the judgement myself because of the decisions and time we took for our group scenes.
We didn't know if we were gonna learn our lines, songs, and dances on time. So we had an assistant director step in because our director was sick and she couldn't do everything by herself. So, some of our directions, actions, ideas changed because he came in and helped us to prepare for our play. We got better because of the changes that were made even though we were set on what we had already done the whole time he wasn't apart of our play.
Fundamental Attribution Error
We were very behind on our lines, dances, and songs because of the weather we were having keeping us from coming to several practices. Every time practice was over, our director would say how terrible the situation was and how great we were and were working hard. But it was really the opposite. We were doing terrible. We couldn't remember our lines, dances, or songs, which was extremely disappointing. The situation wasn't as bad because we needed to work on our lines, dances, and songs more..which we hadn't been doing the whole time we had been rehearsing.