animals can not think beyond S---R) 2)The capacity for thought is shaped by social interaction --suggesting that if a person was deprived of the process of social interaction, s/he couldn’t “think” in the sense that we understand it( ferral children is a good example of why this is true ) 3)In social interaction people learn the symbols and meanings that allow them to think 4)Meanings and symbols allow people to participate in the process of social interaction with 3&4 brings up the chicken and the egg.which one comes first? answer: neither came first they emerged at the same time. 5)People are able to modify/change meanings and symbols in interaction because of their interpretation of the situation (W.I. Thomas) 6)People are able to make these changes and modifications because of their ability to interact with themselves - when you’re doing what we all agree is thinking it’s nothing more than an internal version of external interaction between two or more human beings ex:/ alarm goes off you “think” to yourself I don’t want to get up, but I have to go to class, maybe I could skip, but I want to do well. ect. 7) Patterns of interaction between people make up groups; patterns of interaction between groups ; patterns of interaction between groups make up society (again, what does this really mean?) - society is nothing more than repeated interaction among human beings. **The Chicago and Iowa schools of symbolic interactionsism-in the 1960’s a division occurred within SI theory. Most of the disagreement centered on the nature of the self, the nature of social interaction, and the nature of society itself.** -- Manford Kuhn (Univeristy of Iowa) --first measurement of social self 20 statements exercise list 20 things you are. I am______ “core self”:first 5 things you list about your self salience hierarchy: first thing you list is most important to you, second thing is second most important. self: stable way you think about yourself -- Howard Becker (University of Chicago) --process of being -argued that Kuhn’s core self is not true because if you made list again you it wouldn’t be the same. self:fluid dynamic always changing. a process rather than a thing
- On Becoming a Marihuana User - famous article that talks about how you have the learn the behavior of becoming a marihuana user. the imp. part of the title is ON BECOMING. He argued that you can replace Marihuana with anything. a student, police officer ect. It’s more true to say I am BECOMING a college student v.s. I AM a college student. In any role it’s never I AM it’s I am BECOMING TRICK TO REMEMBER DIFF ON HOW IOWA AND CHICAGO THINK OF SELF like an apple in an onion Apple you cut it up you end with a CORE=Iowa Onion you cut it up you end with nothing= Chicago Conclusions: Why symbols are so important to us BE FAMILIAR with this list in the book pg 341?
- Spring '14
- Sociology, SI theory, them,then Groce