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June 11, 2024

Ask Lisa Podcast - Episode 174

The Making of “Inside Out 2”

Episode 174

Dr. Lisa and Reena explore the making of Disney-Pixar’s “Inside Out 2” with special guest, Dr. Dacher Keltner, a UC Berkeley psychologist renowned for his research on emotions. The discussion begins with Lisa explaining her role in the film, highlighting how Riley, now 13, navigates the new emotions of adolescence. Dr. Keltner shares insights on selecting the original five emotions and introduces the sequel’s new characters: Anxiety, Envy, Embarrassment, and Ennui. Dr. Lisa draws on her expertise in adolescent anxiety to discuss how the character of Anxiety is portrayed in the film. Dr. Keltner delves into the significance of awe and his research findings in this area. The episode concludes with an exploration of the emotional complexities of adolescence and the cultural impact of “Inside Out 2,” offering important takeaways for both parents and teens. This is the Ask Lisa podcast movie of the summer – you’ll want to share it with the whole family!

June 11, 2024 | 32 min

The advice provided here by Dr. Damour and the resources shared by her AI-powered librarian, Rosalie, will not and do not constitute - or serve as a substitute for - professional psychological treatment, therapy, or other types of professional advice or intervention. If you have concerns about your child’s well-being, consult a physician or mental health professional.