PSYC 231 Lecture Notes - Lecture 1: Ibuprofen, Sexual Orientation
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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 Physiological reactions to experience
Biology influences thoughts
o Link between RELATIONSHIPS + HEALTH
"Take an Advil for the heartbreak"
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"
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
o Intersection Theory
Identities can intersect to create your unique experiences of marginalization
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