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hw 04 answers- final draft - Sociology: Written Assignment...

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Written Assignment Name : Chapter 4: Socialization (O3) Date: 11/01/2009 All of us have various perceptions, feelings, and beliefs about who we are and what we are like. We are not born with these understandings. Building on the work of George Herbert Mead , sociologists recognize that we create our own designation, the self , which is a distinct identity that sets us apart from others. It continues to develop and change throughout our lives and is modified through our social interaction . The interactionist perspective developed from this theoretical approach. Sociological approaches to the self, their processes, and theorists include : Describe the “ Looking-glass self ” concept, including the 3 phases and who developed it (CHC). Self is a distinct identity that sets us apart from others. Self is the combination of three elements. 1. Physical Structure 2. Wisdom 3. Soul Developed by Charles Horton Cooley Describe the 3 Distinct Stages of Self and who developed this concept (GHM). Developed by George Herbert Mead 1. The preparatory Stage. 2. The play stage. 3. The game stage. Describe what is meant by “ significant others ,” who can they be and how are they utilized ? The self changes and begins to reflect greater concern about the reactions of others. Parents, friends, co-workers, coaches, and teachers are often among those who play a major role in shaping a person’s self. (textbook page 83) Describe the “ presentation of self, ” including 3 aspects/images and who developed this concept (EG). Erving Goffman suggested that many of our daily activities involve attempts to convey impressions of who we are. Goffman presentation of the self tells us about management which are: 1. Impression Management: The individual slants the presentation of the self in order to create distinctive appearances and satisfy particular audiences. 2. Dramaturgical Approach: People resemble performers in action. E.g. A customer in a single bar may try to look as if he or she is waiting for a particular person to arrive. 3.
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This note was uploaded on 06/01/2010 for the course SOSC SOSC 100 taught by Professor Mark during the Spring '10 term at Neosho CC.

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