SYMBOLIC INTERACTION THEORY

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SYMBOLIC INTERACTION THEORY (SI) George Herbert Mead His students put together a book called Mind, Self, and Society after he died SI centers on symbols and interactions A frame of reference for understanding how humans create symbolic worlds and how these worlds shape human behavior Assumptions of Symbolic Interaction Theory Humans act towards one another on the basis of the meanings those others have for them. Focuses on people as choice makers – rejecting the notion that human behavior is predestined Meaning is created in interaction between people Sharing common interpretations of symbols Meanings are seen as “social products” or “creations that are formed in and through the defining activities of people as they interact” It is hard for 2 ppl of different cultures to create shared meaning Meanings are modified through and interpretive process People notice the things that have meaning People in conversation with themselves Thinking about why a friend cancelled dinner plans
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