Social psychology is perhaps the field of psychology with the greatest day-to-day impact
and occurrence. Everyone encounters topics of this field in the workplace, at home, and
everywhere in between. Psychology, e
Rational Utalitatial tradition
a. Rational individuals are the foundation of society,
b. Pursuing self interest makes society better
c. Individuals come first, society is composed of and formed by individuals
d. Make decisions on the basis
a. Philosophers raised doubts that we could really know what exists
a.i. How can we know if we are accurately seeing the physical world?
a.ii. How would we know if our perception is systematically distorted?
Development of Social Theory, SOC 310
Monday/Wednesday/Friday from 10:10-11:00am
Room: CLEVELAND HALL 30W
Instructor: Dr. Sarah Whitley
Office: Wilson-Short Hall #207
Office Hours: M/W 8:30-10:00am or by appointment (email to schedule)
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1.) Simmels analysis of modern society was seen as society being only the individuals
who constitute it. He also believed that different groups interacted with each other
in different ways. For example, in bigger societys, such as cities and urban areas,
Discussion #7: George Herbert Mead!
Using information from the reading Self, answer the following questions (please provide the
headers 1. and 2. before your paragraphs):!
Given his emphasis on self, language, thinking, and meaning, what factors might be