CH5+Symbolic+Interactionism+_Mead_

CH5+Symbolic+Interactionism+_Mead_ - G201: Intro to...

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Fall 2010 1 Interpersonal Messages Communication as: Bowling? Ping Pong? Charades? “interpersonal communication is a mutual, ongoing process using verbal and nonverbal messages with another person to create and alter the images in both of our minds.” (57-58) GEORGE HERBERT MEAD Symbolic Interactionism George Herbert Mead 1863–1931 Philosopher, sociologist, psychologist University of Chicago George Herbert Mead HIGHLY influential Bormann’s Symbolic Covergence Pearce and Cronen’s Coordinated Management of Meaning Burke Fisher Kramare and more … Symbolic Interactionism (Mead / Blumer) 1. “Humans act toward people or things on the basis of the MEANINGS they assign to those people or things.” Meanings are community based Meanings produce real consequences Symbolic Interactionism (Mead / Blumer) 2. “Meaning arises out of the social interaction that people have with each other. … Meaning
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