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Unformatted text preview: Private life - Why not doing in public? o Embarrassment o Norms Cultural, temporal, special o Internalized shame- Where do we learn what to do and what not to? o Social interaction Perhaps saturation? We are not born with a self. We acquire the self through our life, experience, interactions with others. Charles H. Cooley (1864 - 1929)- Pioneer of sociology - We take other peoples perspectives as we evaluate ourselves - We have this distinct characteristic to step outside ourselves and to observe ourselves as a third person o I wonder what he thinks of me Self-reflexivity- The ability to take oneself as an object, meaning to observe, evaluate, and respond to ones won actions and behaviors o Human develop the looking glass self The looking-glass self- We imagine how we appear to those around us- We interpret others judgments of ourselves - We develop a self-concept The self is never a finished product- It develops constantly - Its not like an object that we have. Its a process that we continuously going Its not like an object that we have....
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