RealWorldCh05-lecture - The Real World AN INTRODUCTION TO...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–11. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
The Real World 2 nd Edition AN INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY Kerry Ferris and Jill Stein Chapter 5 The Self and Interaction
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
What is Human Nature? • The nature vs. nurture debate: Are we the people that we are because of our genetics, or our socialization? This debate asks which factor determines individual behaviors and traits. • Ultimately both sides do play a role in making us the people that we are.
Background image of page 2
The Process of Socialization Socialization is the process of learning and internalizing the values, beliefs, and norms of our social group. • The socialization process begins in infancy and lasts throughout the lifetime. • Language facilitates socialization.
Background image of page 3

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
The Development of the Self • The self is our personal identity that is separate and different from all other people. • Sociologists believe the self is created and modified through interaction in our lives.
Background image of page 4
The Development of the Self Charles Cooley believed that one s sense of self depends on seeing one s self reflected in interactions with others. • The looking-glass self refers to the notion that the self develops through our perception of others evaluations and appraisals of us.
Background image of page 5

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
The Development of the Self George Herbert Mead expanded Cooley s ideas. Mead also believed that the self was created through social interaction and that this process started in childhood.
Background image of page 6
The Particular Other The Real World: An Introduction to Sociology, 2nd Edition Copyright © 2010 W.W. Norton & Company
Background image of page 7

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
The Development of the Self • The acquisition of language skills coincides with the growth of mental capacities, including the ability to think of ourselves as separate and distinct, and to see ourselves in relationship to others.
Background image of page 8
The Development of the Self Erving Goffman believed that meaning is constructed through interaction. • His approach, dramaturgy , compares social interaction to the theater, where individuals take on roles and act them out for their audience. • Goffman sees social life as a sort of game, where we work to control the impressions others have of us, a process he called impression management .
Background image of page 9

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
The Thomas Theorem • W. I. Thomas stated that “if people define
Background image of page 10
Image of page 11
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Page1 / 45

RealWorldCh05-lecture - The Real World AN INTRODUCTION TO...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 11. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online