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Unformatted text preview: 2) Self-concepts provide an important motive for behavior Self-fulfilling prophecy: a prediction about yourself causing you to behave in such a way that it comes true. 2 Assumptions on Theme 3: 1) People and groups are influenced by cultural and social processes (social norms) 2) Social structure is worked out through social interaction Objections to theory content: 1. Too much emphasis is placed on the power of the actor to create reality . 2. The theory doesn’t consider that humans are unique individuals. 3. Religious folks argue that the theory deemphasizes the presence of a soul. 4. Overstatement Strengths: 1. Great heuristic value 2. Logical 3. Insightful Weaknesses 1. Too broad to be useful 2. Terminology is too vague 3. Difficult to falsify (can’t be tested)...
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- Fall '08
- Sociology, Great heuristic value, CMN101 Exam notes