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Good Will Hunting - Behavioral Theories

            The mental process of acquiring knowledge by the use of reasoning, intuition, or perception is referred to as cognition. This refers to the mental processes involved in gaining knowledge and comprehension which include thinking, knowing, remembering, judging, and problem-solving. Cognition is responsible for the functions of the brain that encompass language, imagination, planning and perception. The cognitive perspective revolves around the human body's mental functions such as memory, perception, and attention. The human brain is able to process information, store data and then have an input and output procedure. The parts of our memory, the views of our perception, and the things we give our attention to are what shape our cognitive processes, which then in turn shapes our personality. Memory consists of different stages in which information is encoded, stored, and then retrieved. The encoding part of our memory is where the information is received and then attended to. The storage part is where the information that is received is retained and then the retrieval is where the information is then recollected from.
             The movie, "Good Will Hunting," revolves around an intelligent, yet rebellious, twenty year old MIT janitor, Will Hunting, who underestimated the power of love as well as his purpose. He surrounded himself with his Boston friends, Chuckie who was also an orphan and his British girlfriend, Skylar, a young woman who was pursuing a career in medicine using an inheritance she gained when her father died. After almost being caught solving a challenging mathematical theorem, that took well-known geniuses years to complete, Will stumped the prominent Professor Lambeau causing Lambeau to track down Hunting and offer him a way out of his troubled life. Professor Lambeau had two considerably small conditions that Will Hunting would have to follow-attend weekly math sessions and see a therapist weekly.

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