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Movie: The Incredibles (2004)

Rating: PG
Length: 1hr 55min
Psychology Topics: Personality traits, self-esteem, cognitive dissonance
Storyline: Mr. and Mrs. Parr are living ordinary lives with their 3 children, after beind decommissioned as superheros and forced to hide their true identities.

Teaching With This Movie:

  • Self-Esteem
    Research humanist psychologist Carl Rogers' Self-Concept Theory of Personality. Create a graphic organizer that explains the difference between Congruence and Incongruence and a person's self-esteem and their life experience. How does that relate to mental health? What can be done to help a person grow up with Unconditional Positive Regard? How are these concepts explored in the movie?
  • Cognitive Dissonance
    Define "cognitive disonnance". Describe 3 different ways in which a person may experience cognitive dissonance in everyday life. List various cognitive, affective, and behavioral outcomes that can occur when a person experiences cognitive dissonance. What type of treatment can help a person overcome cognitive dissonance?

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November 20, 2019


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