lecture 11-27 - Beliefs, thoughts, and emotions may create...

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Lecture 11-27 Sociology of Body- Medicalization of society- process of legitimating medical control over an area of life… Foucault—Social Technology—means to alter/shape body Reproduction—socialization of nature Childbirth Genetic engineering Elimination of disease—the potential to wipe out fatal genetic disorders Stem cell research- Design babies Mind-body - using symbolic interactionism Biochemistry of the body is linked to consciousness Matter – consciousness PsychoNeuroImmunology PNI Psychological, behavioral, and physical are connected Ones state of mind affects one’s physical being Healing/ health- expectations, self image, belief system, attitudes….
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Unformatted text preview: Beliefs, thoughts, and emotions may create chemical reactions that uphold life in our cells Youre an active participant in the process Assumptions regarding mind and body as separate entities: there is nothing included in the concept of body that belongs to mind; and nothing in that mind that belongs to the body Rene Descartes Implications: Imaginenegative energies at the individual/ collective! Collected forms of negative thoughts suppress people Anger, envy, hatred, greed, lust- collected into dynamic forms Consequences? These formsas human energy- feed off of you Watch your thoughts otherwise they control you...
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This note was uploaded on 03/25/2008 for the course SOC 302 taught by Professor Langenkamp during the Fall '08 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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