Thu, Nov 21 at 7:30 p.m. | 90 minutes
We'll put heterosexuality under the microscope the way that supposed 'non-normative' sexualities have been for so long.
Heterosexuality is both pervasive and normative, yet, ironically quite elusive and under-researched in psychology. Historically, psychological research has assumed that heterosexuality was a ‘given’ and ‘normal’, and focused its work on sexualities that sit outside this supposed norm. In this Olio, we'll work to dislodge heterosexuality’s privileged status within psychology (and society) by putting it under the theoretical microscope. We'll draw on my upcoming book The Psychology of Heterosexuality to cover the following:
Dr. Pani Farvid is an Assistant Professor of Applied Psychology at The New School. She recently relocated to New York from New Zealand, where she held a Senior Lectureship in Psychology at Auckland University of Technology.