How Can Pixar Films Help You Deal with Emotions? Psychology Explains.

A therapist discusses how Pixar Films can promote positive psychological awareness that's fun for the whole family.


Pixar films are always entertaining, visually compelling, and frequent tearjerkers—but can they actually positively impact your mental health and wellbeing? Psychology says yes.

In today’s Psych Cinema, therapist Jonathan Hetterly breaks down the most prevalent psychological concepts in some crowd-favorite Pixar films. This episode features his thoughts on concepts known as growth mindset, acceptance and mindfulness, and positive psychology.

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Psych Cinema is our video series where licensed professional counselor Jonathan Hetterly explores the psychology behind the films that he watches and loves.

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