For the first biological concept that I think Nurse Ratched falls under is the Cartesian Anxiety under Basic human characteristics. I think that she has the Cartesian anxiety because she was very aggressive in what she do. What I mean by aggressive is that she wants things done a certain way and no one was going to change her mind. The example from the movie that I want to use is when they were doing group therapy and everyone was sitting around in a circle. It was probably the second or third session of therapy. Nurse Ratched was talking to one of the guy and in the beginning of the therapy session and one of the guy in the middle ask for his cigarette and she said that she will answer his question when she gets to him. She was very aggressive and dictating in that situation and throughout the movie. The guy that asked for his cigarette kept asking but she just ignore him even when things got out of control. She was not going budge towards giving him his cigarette and that was final in her mind or not until it was his turn to speak. Throughout the whole movie she was very aggressive in how things was going to be for the guys. Her demeanor in the movie tells a lot about her, she was direct and straight to the point. Whatever she decided was going to happened. At the end of the movie when she tell Billy that she was going to tell his mom because of what he did and he pleaded with her not to but she was determined that she was going to. Billy was very upset that she was going to tell his mom about what he did and eventually killed himself. The second biological concept that I think Nurse Ratched falls under is the “life span” under the physiological growth, development, and degenerative processes. I choose the Life Span concept because it seem like she has been around mentally challenge people all her life. She seems to really like her job but at the same time she seem really gloomy inside and not to like her job. It seem to me like she just take that life was going to be like it was. It can also be that her parents have some type of mental problems at home but not severe to be in an institution because the way her demeanor is it seems like she was around it all the time. There was not many scene that she smile. If I remember correctly there was only one scene in the middle of the movie when she give McMurphy a smirk. Her character just seem to be depressed throughout the whole movie.
The first psychological concept that I think Nurse Ratched falls under is the “self-efficacy” concept under Albert Bandura 7 concepts. I choose this concept because she felt like she know was was best for all her patients. She feel like she know what they like and she set-up a routine for them to follow and they were going to follow what she has plan for them. The example from the movie that I will use is the same scene where the one guy was asking for his cigarette but she wouldn't listen to him until it was his turn to speak. She believed that what she was doing was the best for the guys that they need to know how to wait and take turn to speak during the therapy session. Albert Bandura defined self-efficacy as “feelings associated with adherence to internal standards”. Nurse Ratched internal standards is that she know whats best for the guys and they are going to follow what she have planned for them. The second psychological concept that I think Nurse Ratched falls under is the “responsibility stage” under Schaie's Theory. I think that she fit this concept because she work for a big mental institution and she plays a big part in what she do. She is the head nurse and is in charge of taking care of the patients in her ward. With her role as the head nurse she has a lot of responsibility and understanding of how things should be like in the institution. The responsibility stage is the middle adulthood stage for Schaie.
For the social structural concept I think that the concept that best...