Riley describes her victim’s reaction, “She was destroyed. I was one of her best friends and I crushed her.” She did not feel any satisfaction. Riley did not feel stronger putting others down. She was ashamed and knew what she did was wrong but she says, “The thing is that I already hated myself. I hated myself for being bullied in past and I hated myself for being pathetic. I was so insecure and weak that I couldn't hate myself more in order to stop.” Riley would have done anything to be popular, and she was disgusted by this. However, she concedes that she was too scared to give up the yearn for superiority she held since the first time she
Memory Consolation is a sleep theory. According to this theory, sleep helps restore and rebuild one’s fading memories from the day. In the film, Inside Out, the moment Riley shuts her eyes symbolizes that she is asleep, and her memories from the day start to move down a line. Her memories are being sent to long term memory where they fly across the sky like shooting stars as they go to different places in her memory.
The film is about the 11-year-old central character, Riley, originally from Minnesota, moves to San Francisco with her parents. The story explores the mind of Riley who struggles to move away from her hometown, away from her childhood friends, hockey team and has a hard time pretending to be happy for her parents. The primary emotions of Riley are Joy/happiness, Sadness, Anger, Disgust and Fear. Riley has 5 out of the 6 human universal emotions. All of these emotions are personalised into characters in Riley's "control centre".
Molly symbolizes the hard work and dedication; mentally and physically that it takes to be a coachable hockey player. Molly loves the sport of ice hockey and the competition that comes with it. Her ability to play all positions in any situation with one hundred percent effort is a huge asset to any team she plays for. Molly is an advocate for girls hockey and spends extra time to help the younger girls become better on and off the ice. Molly’s unselfishness, drive and teamwork really show when she wins a fifty/fifty battle, skates to prime scoring position, then passes to a
through the use of Logos. At the end of the film, Joy looks back on one of Riley’s “core memories” of an important hockey game in which Riley misses a goal, and then immediately realizes that the sadness Riley felt was not just sadness but through that sadness Riley also felt compassion from her loved ones. This moment in which Sadness took charge of, is important for making Riley feel a sense of closeness and security from her parents and friends. What Joy thought of as a potential sad and awful memory, turned into one filled with deep meaning and great
In analyzing Riley Andersen through the psychosocial theory of development, it is important to understand what is going on in her life throughout the events of the film. The psychosocial theory “addresses growth across the life span, identifying and differentiating central issues from infancy to elderhood” (Newman & Newman, 2014, p. 62). In the beginning of the film, Riley is 11 years old and is in the Middle Childhood life stage (6-12 years old). The developmental tasks during this stage include friendship, concrete operations, skill learning, self-evaluation, and team play (Newman & Newman, 2014). As seen in the film, Riley is a social child with many friends while living in Minnesota. She is a successful member of a hockey team, and is able to relate to others in a positive manner. It appears that Riley has successfully accomplished the developmental tasks associated with Middle Childhood. When Riley moves to San Francisco, she is forced to restart these developmental tasks with a brand-new group of peers. Although she tries to connect with other students in her new classroom, she struggles with making friends and can only think of getting back to her old friends in Minnesota. She also
about Riley how is trying to adapt to her new environment in San Francisco. This transition causes her behaviour to change. In the film, Inside Out, it discusses the socio-cultural principles that influences Riley's behaviour.
Riley is eleven in this movie and what I wonder the most about this movie is how children her age and younger portrayed it. I feel that the younger viewers of this movie could have gone home thinking that this was how their emotions worked also.
Lewis (2013) explains the ability to control your emotions does not begin until a child nears the age of six (as cited in Berger, 2014, p. 276). The need to maintain control of feelings and emotions remains important throughout adulthood. It would not be normal for a 38-year-old lawyer to throw a temper tantrum in the courtroom because they did not win a case. Not everyone is great at controlling their emotions, but there is always room for improvement (Berger, 2014). A child is not born with this control, nor can one learn it on their own. Morris et al. (2007) discussed the importance of parents, teachers and other adults that may be in a child?s life to instruct and inform children of appropriate ways to manage their feelings for them to learn or develop over time (as cited in Berger, 2014, p. 276). It is the same aspect as manners. A child does not come out of the womb saying ?please? and ?thank you,? but must be taught to use such mannerisms. Eric Erikson explained that children believe they can achieve any goal just as long as they keep trying because their view of their abilities is not yet within reason (Berger, 2014). A child may see a fish breath underwater and believe they too can breathe while swimming
In “Children Need to Play, Not Compete,” Jessica Statsky argues that younger children should not be involved in overly competitive sports. Statsky wrote that organized competitive sports were to the disadvantage of children both physically and psychologically. In youth athletics, some parents and coaches put their own dreams in front of their children 's’ well-being by stressing winning. Statsky concludes “all organized sports activities” to be remade as a more enjoyable game regardless of each athlete’s ability and athleticism. The author states many issues that kids have when they are forced to play a sport just to win or that they don’t enjoy. Some kids just don 't enjoy sports, but their parents force it on them. Certain organized sports programs promote winning over physical skills and self-esteem. Statsky brings up valid points that early childhood shouldn’t involve intense physical competition, which is associated with the risk of injury to the body and mind.
Riley is a very receptive third grader. He grasps the cliché "gangsta" way of life, doing his best to advance the urban society in the differentiating suburb of Woodcrest. Affected by the broad communications by means of rap music and TV, he habitually utilizes poor syntax, and has a tendency to guard his golden calves notwithstanding when his impersonations conflict with judgment skills and uprightness. One case is his backing of R. Kelly in "The Trial of R. Kelly", notwithstanding overpowering proof demonstrating Kelly's blame, Riley trusts he ought not need to pass up a major opportunity for his next collection in view of Kelly going to
“How ya doin’?” Topanga asked as she peeked into her daughter’s bedroom. A frown entered her face when she realized Riley had barely packed. “Sweetie, we are leaving tonight. The truck has to be loaded.” Topanga reminded as she grabbed the empty suitcase off the floor and started packing the clothes in Riley’s closet. “I’m not going, Mom.” Riley protested from her bed. “You are going Riley. Moving is apart of showing you the world. Now why don’t you help me pack your room?” Topanga answered. Riley sighed as she removed herself from her bed and started towards her desk. Slowly, she loaded the items from her desk into the box. “Fine, I’ll go, but I am not going to like it.” the usual cheerful Riley huffed.
Riley would question everyone about their motives for doing anything. The first to be interviewed was Dennis Koor. He explained that he was at his restaurant that whole night. The only people who left were Victoria Pepper and Samuel Ridges, another worker at Dennis’ restaurant. Dennis informed Riley that Samuel had left work in an angered mood. His motive was jealousy, and strives to do better to get more money than other restaurants. This concluded any further questioning towards to Dennis. The next to be interviewed was Ariana Lovette. She explained she had been at home, preparing to go to sleep. Her motive was love, which is why she choose to become a librarian. She loved to read books, anywhere and anytime. When asked if she had known who Jeffrey was, she gave no response. Her breathing got heavy and Riley realized this. She concluded the interview for the sake of Ariana. The last to be interviewed was Victoria Pepper. She explained she had gone home after work to study for test she had the next day. Jeffrey had went to Victoria’s school before to give a presentation about marketing. Her motive behind doing anything was he family. Everything she has done or will do is all for her family. Riley smiled slightly and concluded the interview. Riley began to push for fingerprint, blood, and hair
Practicing a sport can be highly beneficial to children, until it’s taken too far. Often called training now, children as young as six years old are participating in sports that require too much time. At that age, sports should be something fun to do and a favorable source of physical activity. However, whenever an athlete shows a hint of a talent, child exploitation occurs (Bean 10234). Between the ages of 7-12, adolescents should be learning identity, motives, beliefs, and values, but nearly all athletes are practicing 5 days a week with games every Saturday. This leaves no time or energy for hanging out with friends, homework, family time, and relaxation. Dr. Shane Murphy reports that if a coach or trainer sees talent in a young child, immediately they are convincing the