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Unformatted text preview: Tin Nguyen Sociology Tu-Th 11:30-1:00 pm The Looking-Glass Self Charles Cooley introduced the concept of the looking-glass self nearly a century ago. It is arguably one of the two most basic concepts in social psychology. The looking glass self is a sociological concept that a person’s self grows out of society’s interpersonal interactions and the perceptions of others. Cooley classified it in writing that society is an interweaving and interworking of mental selves. The looking glass self is the self image an individual forms by imagining what others think of his or her behavior and appearance. The “I” of common speech has a meaning which includes some sort of reference to other persons is involved in the very fact that the word and the ideals it stands for are phenomena of language and the communicative life. Therefore, no the ideals it stands for are phenomena of language and the communicative life....
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- Spring '08
- Sociology, Charles Cooley, glass self