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Karen L. Blair, PhD

Karen L. Blair, PhD

Antigonish, NS

Assistant Professor - Psychology Department, St. Francis Xavier University Adjunct Professor - Psychology Department, Acadia University PhD - Social Psychology - Queen's University

Assistant Professor, St. Francis Xavier University

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Published on Apr 08, 2014

The Study Has Begun!

Hi Everyone! Just a note to let you know that the study has now officially begun! A few participants have already completed the online survey portion of the study. I'm still in the process of testi...

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Published on Mar 25, 2014

Study Update!

Things are about to start getting interesting! Once again - thank you to everyone who generously made a donation to support this research project. Just a couple of hours ago I received an email sta...

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Published on Nov 13, 2013

The Last Days

With just 5 days left to continue raising funds, I spoke with Kim Johnson from ABC4 News in Salt Lake City. We met at my lab on the University of Utah Campus this morning and the following is the c...

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Published on Nov 05, 2013

The Magic of 122 Generous People

As you more than likely heard through an email from Microryza, we reached or primary fundraising goal of $7500 last night thanks to a total of 122 generous donors. Of those 122 people, I personally...

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Published on Oct 30, 2013

The Contrast of Humour & Reality

Here's a clip from The Daily Show that touches on the topic of this research study. The show posed the question of which US state will be the last to legalize same-sex marriage and debated whethe...

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Published on Oct 27, 2013

Do you like math?

I've had a on-again-off-again relationship with math for most of my life. I started off as a math whiz - then fell behind after switching school systems and was no longer a fan of math. In my first...

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Published on Oct 22, 2013

Silent Auction to Support LGBTQ Research

As of tonight, we have 25 days left to raise the remaining $2500.00 required to meet our full goal! Microryza's funding system is "all or nothing" - so if we come up short, we don't get anything! T...

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Published on Oct 10, 2013

Press & Media Coverage

The last few weeks have been very busy and the study has received quite a bit of media coverage. HuffPost Gay Voices: LGBTQ Research Receives More Hate Mail than Donations Globe & Mail: Is ...

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Published on Sep 19, 2013

A Promised: Electrodermal Activity During Today's Presentations

Yesterday I showed you the electrodermal activity I had in response to some in-flight turbulence. Today, I wore the wristband for a considerably longer period of time. I wore it while I listened ...

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Awww - Thanks Amanda!! Acadia has also invited me to come speak in February and I'll be talking about this study there! Memories! :)
Dec 02, 2015
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Thank you Tim!
Dec 02, 2015
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It was nice to get to meet you in person at SPSP :)
Mar 02, 2014
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Me too........ ;-)
Nov 20, 2013
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Thank you!
Nov 20, 2013
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Thanks Matthew! I too am on the edge of my seat to find out what we learn :) I think one of the questions that really sticks out for me occurs in the instances where people so quickly turn to violence due to some seemingly innocuous behaviour or quality presented by another. We shall see - thank you for your support (and donation!)
Nov 05, 2013
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Thanks toni!! :)
Nov 05, 2013
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I'm still waiting on someone to take the "scream from the roof tops" option...
Oct 31, 2013
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Good question. No - they don't. We're going to do a general pre-screening questionnaire. We'll then score the measures related to homonegativity and invite a random sample of participants representing those across the spectrum of attitudes - i.e. approximately 40 participants who are high in homonegativity, 40 who are around the mid-point of the scale and 40 who are low in homonegativity (or, who have positive attitudes). The pre-screening will include a variety of different attitudinal measures and will be framed as an attitudes and opinions survey.
Oct 24, 2013
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! I saw that SOMEONE did but wasn't sure who!! Thanks Stephanie!!!!! You're now officially entered!
Sep 12, 2013
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Hi Chris!! Thank you for your comments -- That dog is Ellenore - she's a character! I feel the same about the news coverage - I think that we like to comfort ourselves by making ourselves think that "these things" happen elsewhere, but in truth, they happen everywhere! Thanks for the support - getting the word out there is just as good as any $$. :)
Sep 02, 2013
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