Sociology 150 Week 1 - 1 Concepts for Readings a Self b Identity c Body Mind Brain d Social Location e Role behavior motive aspiration 1 How

Sociology 150 Week 1 - 1 Concepts for Readings a Self b...

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7/8/15 07/23/2015 1. Concepts for Readings a. Self b. Identity c. Body, Mind, Brain d. Social Location e. Role, behavior, motive, aspiration 1. How proefficient are you are you at your role? 2. Willingness to learn role and access to learn role f. Society 1. How does society influence self? g. Structure, institutions, groups, relationships h. Situation 1. How/why someone engages in behavior 2. Has features both generic and specific that influence behavior i. Influence: micro and macro processes 1. This is a type of coercion because we don’t necessarily want to be influenced 2. Ex. Retail world j. Social bond 1. Invisible but crucial 2. Connection of cooperation with others
3. With out bonds there is caos 4. May be intentional or accidentally formed k. “Other” 1. the agents of influence a. real or imagined 2. particular or generalized a. ex. The law 3. self-regulation: reality check of consequences 4. strategy: shaping self for the other 5. can be found everywhere and anywhere 6. internalized by self, idea of other will influence you 7. map of the social a. consciously and subconsciously b. how to present self to others c. after a while this become a routine 8. takes up residence in mind l. The point of X->Y 1. Want to know something a. Y (identity and behavior) 1. What makes someone become something 2. Get away from disposition of innateness
b. X (society) 1. What shapes behavior or identity 2. All have potential that is shaped and unleashed or nurtured and supported 3. Through experience and learning (adaptation) 4. Influence by others(society) 2. Ex. How do you learn to be white? a. How do you feel about it? b. Learn by identification by others c. Someone else’s definition of who you are d. Adapting to that definition of reality 3. The world we live in looks necessary but it is actually one of many alternatives a. We are people of many alternatives b. We are not different in dispositions but in experiences 2. Rushkoff a. Sources of influence b. Hidden or not hidden persuaders c. Others 1. Commercial messages a. Stimulation of senses b. Produces an atmosphere where consumers want to belong c. Strategic engineering of space
1. Creation of malls a. Gruen transfer : shift the purpose of the customer from a customer to an impulse buyer d. Novelty wears thin 1. Retailer finds a new angle 2. Department stores 3. Atmosphere in mals 4. Festival marketplaces 5. Autherntic marketing 6. Online retailers 2. Psychological messages 3. O’Brien “who am I” a. Meeting and internalizing other’s expectations 4. Charon a. People behave meaningfully rather than rationally 1. Situation and environment that lead to this behavior b. Performances 1. Self as a performer 5. Keltner (ppt 2) a. People ar born to be good and create rather than destroy b. Sincertity of social bonds c. Signals to others
d. People long to connect and protect themselves 1. at the expense of others 2. through bonds or boundaries of connecting 6. O’Brien “shared meaning” a. Definition of situation 1. Where am i?

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