Teaching Psychology With the Movie The Incredibles
Teaching Idea #1: 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?
Teaching Idea #2: Cognitive Dissonance
Define "cognitive dissonance". 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?