Dr Karen Blair This Week on Transpositive PDX

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Tue, 07/02/2019 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Please join us this Tuesday at 6pm on Transpositive PDX on KBOO Community Radio as we talk with Dr Karen Blair to discuss a recent article published in Psychology Today regarding trends in social acceptance of dating. The study focuses on social acceptance and trends in dating inclusive of transgender and non-binary communities. Dr Blair's study suggests that there are positive developments, "Improving general knowledge and understanding concerning the diversity of gender identities and what each identity means may go a long way in increasing inclusion. Furthermore, increasing accurate media representations of trans and non-binary people, as well as finding ways to increase contact may also be promising, as other research has found that contact with, and additional knowledge about, transgender individuals can effectively reduce trans prejudice. "


Karen Blair, Ph.D., is an assistant professor of psychology at St. Francis Xavier University and an adjunct professor of psychology at Acadia University. Dr. Blair's research examines the social determinants of health throughout the lifespan within the context of social relationships. Drawing on intersections between developmental, social, LGBTQ2S+, and health psychology, their work focuses on questions related to how individuals and their social relationships falter or thrive within their broader social networks of friends, family, and society at large. Specifically, Dr. Blair's work examines the roles that social support, social prejudices, social abilities, diversity, and affection play in contributing to relational, mental, and physical health.


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