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:
- 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?
- 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?
- 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.