so, i'm giving james some advice for shopping for senior spring classes and when we get to talking about social psychology, i remember this bit. my social psychology professor was a visiting professor from U of A. sure, whatever, maybe i'm making judgements, but a couple weeks into the semester, she asked the class (mostly psych concentrators) this --
prof: has anyone in this room ever heard of the word "stigma"? raise your hand if you have.
(everyone raises hand)
prof: oh, wow! okay, do any of you know what it means?
(everyone raises hand again)
prof: whew, that is amazing! i am so impressed!