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Well, that didn't go AS well as planned

Classes start tomorrow, and I never did get to upload the newer versions of some of my userpics as userpics because I still have some unanswered questions about a couple of them (and a quickly-growing [even for me] fear that one of my comments on my previous entry is offensive). (EDIT: Quickly-growing fear averted. :) )

Also, I glanced at a few pages in my Psychology textbook. Three words: Forbidden Comment Threads. (are what a lot of the class sessions are probably going to remind me of, given all the controversy that's mentioned)

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pathvain_aelien
Jan. 13th, 2014 05:24 am (UTC)
What controversy? I warned you about that class, it's going to make you feel like you are nuts. That's the way everyone feels when they take their first few Psych classes. There's controversy everywhere-that doesn't mean you have to pick a side or whatever if you don't want to.
matt1993
Jan. 13th, 2014 04:35 pm (UTC)
Well, I know there's stuff in it about whether or not people's personalities can change over time, and some stuff about gender and psychology. The first one I mentioned sounds a lot like the Forbidden Comment Threads, and the second one doesn't sound any better because, as I've seen countless times, every time someone even mentions the word "gender", arguing is almost guaranteed to begin.

And I will have to pick sides on it because there are papers to write, and I find it likely for there to be some sort of debate session in-class as well. I know you warned me about the class, but I think it's more likely to make me feel like the Forbidden Comment Threads are everywhere than it is to make me think I'm nuts.

Although I did get the impression that there's slightly more things in the textbook about the anatomy of the brain and how that relates to psychology than about anything controversial. Let's hope that's true...
pathvain_aelien
Jan. 14th, 2014 05:45 am (UTC)
I don't even get how you think it sounds like the forbidden comment threads, but don't worry! You can't avoid controversy in life all the time, because no two people are not on fire. Meaning, everyone is different and thinks differently and therefore will disagree. You can still stay out of it as much as possible. Plus, in an academic setting, it's all just talk with very little feeling behind it. So you don't have to worry about upsetting someone if your opinion is different, which is what I assume you are worried about when it comes to controversy? If that's the case, they won't get upset if your opinion is different in a psychology class.
matt1993
Jan. 14th, 2014 04:18 pm (UTC)
You can still stay out of it as much as possible.

Unless there's some sort of debate session in class, or the professor asks what our opinions are on a subject.

Plus, in an academic setting, it's all just talk with very little feeling behind it.

Unless there's a debate etc. etc.

So you don't have to worry about upsetting someone if your opinion is different, which is what I assume you are worried about when it comes to controversy?

I do have to worry about arguments that would be considered flame wars if they were online starting in class, since that happened once or twice in College Connections.

If that's the case, they won't get upset if your opinion is different in a psychology class.

If you're saying the professor won't be upset with me, then you're probably right about that. But other students might be mad at me for it, especially if I word it as badly as I did in the Forbidden Comment Threads...
pathvain_aelien
Jan. 14th, 2014 06:54 pm (UTC)
What I mean is, no one really cares during debates in class. That's why I say there is little feeling behind it. Someone may argue one way or another because that's how classes go, you are supposed to discuss things, which means bringing up all angles, but it's not an emotional thing because no one cares one way or the other. So no one is going to get mad. And if it comes to a debate, you can stay silent. If you are actually assigned to debate, then you have to do it, that doesn't mean you will need to be emotionally involved.

I think it's time you actually linked me to the forbidden comment threads because I have never seen them and don't know what they actually are. I'm sure it's not as bad as you think because you can't measure that kind of thing very well since you are so emotionally involved and worry so much about it. Let me see them. It might help you.
matt1993
Jan. 16th, 2014 01:53 am (UTC)
I think it's time you actually linked me to the forbidden comment threads because I have never seen them and don't know what they actually are.

Let me see them. It might help you.


I would if they weren't on members-only entries in asperger. And since I didn't post the entries that started them, I can't change them to public to show you.


I'm sure it's not as bad as you think because you can't measure that kind of thing very well since you are so emotionally involved and worry so much about it.

I still think that's about as likely as it being possible to destroy a planet with a cotton ball.
pathvain_aelien
Jan. 16th, 2014 07:17 am (UTC)
Well then, couldn't I become a member? Or are you still a member? You could copy and paste whatever it is.
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