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Unformatted text preview: Cooley: Looking Glass Self 1. We imagine how we appear to those around us. 2. We interpret others reactions. 3. We develop a self-concept. Im what I think you think I am. Mead: Taking the Role of the Other 1. Imitation NO ability to take the role of the other. Imitating gestures and words. 2. Play Stage Taking the role of one other in one situation. Taking the role of a significant other. 3. Game Stage Taking the role of several others in one situation. Imagining multiple roles. 4. Generalized other stage Taking the role of many others in many situations. Being able to see themselves as society in general does. The generalized other refers to the widespread cultural norms and values we use as reference points in evaluating ourselves ....
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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.
- Fall '08