Symbolic Interaction

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Symbolic Interaction Symbolic Interaction--meaning arises from interaction Some basic concepts: Self-- Composed of the I--active agent Me--self as object
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Symbolic Interaction--terms Social construction is the power of individuals, groups and institutions to shape our perceptions and our behavior W. I. Thomas is credited with : If a situation is perceived as real, it is real in its consequences (definition of the situation)
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Symbolic Interaction Status--position in a social network Example: student, brother, friend Role--expectations associated with status (what are the roles for a student?) Out-of-role behavior takes on special importance (we tend to amplify it)
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The incredible power of social construction The power of social construction is immense, but we don’t often think about it precisely BECAUSE it is so powerful That is, we sometimes fail to see how powerful social construction is because we take what IS for granted
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Labeling Labeling is the process of applying a term or label to
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