14 March, 2011
COM 100 Midterm Exam- Blind Side
1. Michaels self awareness and perception process concerning his internal dialog when starting at the school was negative because he was the “fish out of water”. In regards to self-awareness, Michaels open self is a feeling of being lost or out of place. This was most likely due to being in a wealthy, prominently white society. Michael’s blind self awareness was his protective instincts. On the football field and in the car accident when he protected S.J. The person in specific whom recognized Michael’s ability to protect was Leigh Anne. Information that was hidden to others but known to Michael was his past, whether it being his mother being a drug addict, not having a bed growing up, Michaels peers was oblivious to his childhood situation. The most extreme self perception may have been the unknown. Michael, nor his peers or Touhy family could have known the performance impact he could have on the football field athletically. When Michael first accepted his football scholarship, he’s overall emotions were very uneasy. Michael had a perception was that he was endured by the Touhy family simply to be breaded into a football player for Leigh Anne and her husband’s Alma Mater, The University of Mississippi. Psychologically, Michael’s thoughts were extremely distorted. Initially, after his feeling of pressure from the Touhy's, Michael had gotten into a fight with kids from his old neighborhood, and was on the run. Leigh Anne’s persistence to find Michael eventually led to a meeting between the two, where they were able to talk and Michael was put at ease with Leigh Anne’s assurance that she would support any school decisions that he made. Perception Process:
Stimulation- Michael would doodle in class and not pay attention. However, one of his teachers acknowledges his selective attention and would not give up on him, as well as Mrs. Touhy. Michael was always encouraged to...