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by: Joy Bullington

Sociology SOCI 1101

Joy Bullington
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Notes on self and society
Introduction to Sociology
Professor Nathan Palmer
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self, Society, sociology
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Joy Bullington on Sunday October 2, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to SOCI 1101 at Georgia Southern University taught by Professor Nathan Palmer in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 5 views. For similar materials see Introduction to Sociology in Sociology at Georgia Southern University.


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Date Created: 10/02/16
Self and Society The Self-Origins of self  Our biological equipment has been evolutionarily conditioned to receive socialization during key windows of time during our development. Ex) Genie, girl without social interaction until she was 13. The Looking-Glass Self  The sense of ourselves that we get from interacting with others. o We are a reaction from what society says we are.  “I am who I think, you think I am.” Mead’s Theory of Self Me and Looking glass are the same thing Three stages throughout life: o I  The part of our sense of self that is the active doer in the moment o Me  The part of our sense of self that we get from interacting with others. Our ‘me’ is informed by how we think others perceive us.  This concept is very similar to the Looking-Glass Self. o Generalized Other  Through repeated interactions with others and trail-and-error, we learn that there is a collection of rules, norms, roles, ideologies, beliefs, customs, etc. that those around us are using to interpret our actions and design our responses.  This concept is very similar to common sense. o Example of mixture between I and me: “I can’t believe what I did last night, what will people think of me?” Self-Concept Our self-concept is a combination of our interactions with others, our life experiences, and our internal interpretations of those interactions and experiences Statuses & Roles  Social statuses o A title or position within a social system (mother, doctor, student)  Roles o The behavioral expectations associated with a social status


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