Psychology of Inside Out Disney

The Psychology of Inside Out

$109.00

Inside Out took the box office by storm with the touching story of a girl adjusting to her new home, from the perspective of the personified emotions in charge of her brain. However, it’s not just a touching family film, but also a cinematic perspective on psychological and neurobiological processes, and this workshop will be all about finding out how accurate it was.

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Inside Out took the box office by storm with the touching story of a girl adjusting to her new home, from the perspective of the personified emotions in charge of her brain. However, it’s not just a touching family film, but also a cinematic perspective on psychological and neurobiological processes, and this workshop will be all about finding out how accurate it was.

Topics of this workshop include:

Emotions
  • How accurate is it to say that 5 emotions (sadness, anger, fear, disgust, happiness) are fighting over control of us?
  • What makes some people more emotionally intense and emotionally sensitive than others?
  • Are “emotion” and “reason” opposing forces?
  • What is happening in our brain when we feel an emotion?
Personality
  • When and how does our personality form?
  • What causes differences in personality between two people?
  • What about our personality impacts the rest of our life?
Creativity and Imagination
  • What is creativity?
  • What makes other people “more creative” than others?
  • Is creativity a skill we’re born with or a skill we’re taught?
  • Why do we tend to be more creative and imaginative as children than as adults?
Memory
  • How does it work?
  • What’s the difference between long-term and short-term memory?
  • Why do we forget memories?
  • How do our processes of memory change as we grow?

Webinars are 50 minutes long. Recordings are available for students who must miss a session or for repeated viewings to provide extra practice and understanding.

Topics Covered

Emotions, personality, memory, creativity, and imagination

Challenge Level

This all-ages workshop is open to any student with an interest in psychology.

Time Commitment

Most students report spending approximately 2 hours per week on homework outside of the webinar.

Instructor

Counselor Cat

Materials List

Inside Out, the Disney/Pixar film

Usually Offered

Fall and Spring Semesters

Prerequisites

Prior viewing of the film, Inside Out. Students will need an interest in psychology, as well as a high school reading level and the capability to view and analyze a work critically.  Students should have the interest and maturity to participate actively in live webinars and complete homework assignments diligently. A working microphone is required at all times.

Available Sessions

Fall 2017 Friday 8am Pacific (6 weeks beginning 9-1)