Biosocial Cognitive Psychosocial Analysis

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Biosocial Cognitive Psychosocial Theories
 Riley loves skating and playing field hockey, which is a normal development task of her age, as middle childhood results in more physical activity and brain functioning.
 Riley does not want to try out for the field hockey team in San Francisco; this shows that emotions and thoughts also affect physical activity, even if you have lived a life without extreme trauma.

 In the beginning of the movie, the narrator shows orbs that she refers to as “Riley’s core memories” (Docter 2015). These memories can be interpreted as significant events or facts in her long-term memory. As we’ve learned in class, the more significant/emotional something is, the better we will remember it as time goes on. These
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This shows that all emotions are important for developmental growth; we need to experience different feelings to become better at controlling our emotions.  Relating to the first psychosocial comment I made, Riley, as a baby, can be seen going through Erikson’s stage of Trust vs. Mistrust, as she is afraid of running over the cord with her wagon in the beginning of the movie.
 In a scene in the kitchen, Riley begins to play pretend field hockey with her dad. This can be explained by Piaget’s theory of assimilation, as she is trying to make the most of her situation in San Francisco (Early 2008).
 Riley begins to go through Erikson’s stage of Identity vs. Role Confusion, as she does not have any friends at school and she is out of touch with her emotions later on in the movie.
 Riley’s imaginary boyfriend can fall under the imagination developmental stages of middle childhood and may also be between Freud’s stages of latency and genital. Riley is still a child, but she is beginning to be interested in a member of the opposite
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