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Tech on Tap Presents: 50 Shades of Acceptance: Mainstreaming the Taboo
Tuesday, Feb 24, 2015
7 p.m. - 8 p.m. Location: Glass Half Full Taproom at the Alamo Drafthouse (100 South Central Expressway in Richardson)

PLEASE NOTE: "50 Shades of Acceptance: Mainstreaming the Taboo" scheduled for 7pm at the Alamo Drafthouse has been postponed.

While we do not have a new date for this yet, we will have one soon.


Familiarity breeds acceptance – people learn by watching. Additionally, studies suggest we give greater attention to behaviors that are out of the ordinary, especially if performed by attractive people.

Dr. Joanna Gentsch, a psychology professor at UT Dallas’ School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences, will talk about social learning theory and recent studies examining if relationships like those depicted in 50 Shades of Grey influence women in their romantic choices.

Join us on February 24, 7:00 p.m. at the Glass Half Full Taproom of the Alamo Drafthouse in Richardson for a free discussion of the science behind how mainstream depictions of aggressive sexual and romantic behavior may be changing the social narrative on gender roles, identity, empowerment and sexual choice.

About Tech on Tap:

No reservations required, no admittance or fee, bring your curiosity and an open mind! The Office of Research at The University of Texas at Dallas sponsors Tech On Tap as an outreach opportunity for interested members of the community to come hear the leading experts in a variety of fields discuss their programs. Generally a 20-30 minute presentation followed by conversation, the attendees may enjoy dinner and hoist a drink or two without upsetting the presenter. Drinks are on you. Knowledge is on us.

Contact Info:
Beth Keithly, 972-883-4568
Questions? Email me.

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