test 1 major themes - Symbolic Interactionism 3 core...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Symbolic Interactionism 3 core principals – meaning, language, and thought Meanings for everything arise out of our interactions with others Symbols – arbitrary signs Minding- inner dialogue used to test alternatives, rehearse actions, and anticipate reactions before responding; self talk Looking-glass self: mental self-image results from taking the role of the other; objective self; the me Generalized other – the composite mental image a person has of him or herself based on community expectations and responses The I vs. the Me I is an actor, me is the critic I – unconscious actions without inhibitions; me – reserved, checks I Constructivism Measures cognitive complexity of a person based on scores from RCQ test RCQ test requires someone to describe someone in as many adjectives as possible; more adjectives leads to higher score More cognitively complex people can read other people better; establish better relationships Burleson – leading scientist behind theory Expectancy Violation Theory 4 proxemic zones Intimate distance: 0 to 18 inches Personal: 18 in. to 4 ft Social: 4 to 10 ft. Public: 10 ft to infinity Burgoon – leading scientist behind theory Her theory: We like it when our expectations of someone are met, but when someone violates our expectations of them, our reaction depends on how highly we think of the person Ex. If a desirable female violates our expectations, we are more likely to
Background image of page 1

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

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

This note was uploaded on 03/19/2012 for the course ANTH 100 taught by Professor Jones during the Fall '11 term at University of Delaware.

Page1 / 4

test 1 major themes - Symbolic Interactionism 3 core...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 2. Sign up to view the full document.

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