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Lecture 1

PSYC 231 Lecture Notes - Lecture 1: Ibuprofen, Sexual Orientation


Department
Psychology
Course Code
PSYC 231
Professor
stinson
Lecture
1

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SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY
1. Social Thinking
o we construct our social reality
2. Social Influences
o Shape our behaviour a d feelings
o Attractiveness/ expressing sexuality
3. Social Behaviour
o Imitation
o Physiological reactions to experience
Biology influences thoughts
o Link between RELATIONSHIPS + HEALTH
"Take an Advil for the heartbreak"
PROBLEMS
Psychologist affects by 2 interpretations
1. Hindsight Bias
2. Findings apply to others not to self
"Birds of a feather flock together" vs. "Opposites attract"
BARRIERS
Social Position
Some people have advantages
Most people that afford privileges are unearned
Privilege allows people the luxury of NOT having to think about privilege
"I don't see race"
Causes privilege people to dismiss problems of oppressed groups
"All lives matter"/ "cant you take a joke"
Some people are marginalized from having access to those resources..
o Axes of Status and Power
Age
Gender
Race
Sexual orientation
Wealth
o Intersection Theory
Identities can intersect to create your unique experiences of marginalization
and priviledge
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