99 of human relationships have been face to face in the past 1 Was a physical

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99% of human relationships have been face-to-face in the past 1. Was a physical thing 2. Humans evolved having face to face relationships 3. Now we have relationships "at a distance' 1. People aren't physically next to us 2. Now we have to have some face-face contacts but not many in order to have emotional support 4. Does social media use cause or relieve depression? 1. Very high users: have more psychological depression 1. But they can get more social support at a distance 2. We don’t know for sure Lecture 14~ Healing Options Lecture 15~ Health Care Providers Lecture 16~ Health Care Providers Lecture 17~ Health Care Providers Lecture 18~ Health Care Providers Textbook Notes Chapter 5~ Social Factors and Disease Cooley, Thomas, and Goffman: Symbolic Interaction: Cooley Cooley’s Looking-Glass Concept: We see ourselves in our imagination as we believe we appear to others, we see in our imagination the other person’s judgement, we then experience “self-feeling,” such as satisfaction, pride, humiliation, etc. Thomas Thomas states that if an individual’s definition of a situation remains constant, behavior will be orderly (not when rival definitions appear)
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The same crisis will not produce the same effect uniformly in all people. Outcome is based on an individual's’ definition and how one comes to terms with it… (perception) Goffman Goffman’s “life as theatre” approach: For social interaction to be possible, people need information about the participants coming from their appearance, past experiences with similar individuals, social setting, and information a person communicates about themselves. A “face” is an image of self that is projected by an individual to others (everyone’s pattern of verbal and nonverbal acts) Maintenance of face is a condition of interaction, not its objective Self is a sacred object, thus stress arises when the self is challenged. All three symbolic interaction perspectives Perception of the individual is the key variable in the stress experience How people feel about themselves (Cooley) How people define situations (Thomas) How people manage impressions (Goffman) Durkheim: The Larger Society: Durkheim focuses states that if a society is strongly integrated, individuals are held firmly under control, reinforcing community values. “Social facts” constrain individuals and shape us, such as laws, values, norms, etc. Suggests suicide is not entirely a matter of free choice by individuals, but instead a social fact. There are 3 types: Egoistic suicide: detached from society Anomic suicide: dislocation of normative systems Altruistic suicide: too strongly integrated in society, in need of escape Typology of suicide suggests that society induces enough stress onto an individual to cause them to take their lives.
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