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  1. 1. SYMBOLIC INTERACTION An Introduction Part 1 of 3 2007 Enid Sefcovic, Ph.D. These slides have been created using Microsoft Word 2003 and accessory graphics and are not a template. I have done my best to use no material, other than that which is appropriate to use under Fair Use laws and to provide full attributions. If I have inadvertently overlooked anything, you may notify me at [email_address]
  2. 2. INTRODUCTION ANTHROPOLOGY POLITICAL STUDIES SOCIOLOGY PSYCHOLOGY PHILOSOPHY COMMUNICATION STUDIES ARE INTERDISCIPLINARY
  3. 3. <ul><li>Origin of symbolic interaction </li></ul><ul><li>Review of terms and models </li></ul><ul><li>Examples of influence of this approach </li></ul>PREVIEW
  4. 4. ORIGIN OF SYMBOLIC INTERACTION <ul><li>http://www.lib.uchicago.edu/projects/centcat/centcats/fac/fac_img25.html </li></ul>Mead, G. H. and Norris, C. (1967). Mind, self, and society: from the standpoint of a social behaviorist [new edition]. Chicago, University of Chicago Press
  5. 5. <ul><li>A reaction against behaviorism </li></ul><ul><li>Three premises </li></ul><ul><li>The Payne Fund Study </li></ul>DEVELOPMENT of SYMBOLIC INTERACTIONISM
  6. 6. <ul><li>John B. Watson </li></ul><ul><li>Watson, E. (1999). John B. Watson. New Concord, OH: Muskingum College Department of Psychology. Accessed October 20, 2007 at http://www.muskingum.edu/~psych/psycweb/history/watson.htm </li></ul><ul><li>B. F. Skinner </li></ul><ul><li>Vargas, J. S. [daughter]. (2006). A brief biography of B. F. Skinner and A brief survey or operant behavior. Accessed October 20, 2007 at Cambridge, MA: B. F. Skinner Foundation at http://www.bfskinner.org/aboutbfskinner.html </li></ul>BEHAVIORISM http://www.psy.pdx.edu/PsiCafe/KeyTheorists/Skinner.htm
  7. 7. <ul><li>For an excellent review of the philosophical and methodological roots and development of behaviorism, see: </li></ul><ul><li>Graham, G. (2000/2007). Behaviorism. In Stanford encyclopedia of philosophy . Accessed October 20, 2007 at http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/behaviorism/ </li></ul>BEHAVIORISM
  8. 8. <ul><li>You will find no better introduction to symbolic interactionist thought than </li></ul><ul><li>Blumer, H. (1969). Symbolic interactionism: perspective and method . Berkely, CA: University of California Press. </li></ul><ul><li>Quotation from: </li></ul><ul><li>De Vore, C., Bergren, C, and Lynch, D. Elephant man [screenplay]. Accessed October 21, 2007 at http://www.script-o-rama.com/movie_scripts/e/elephant-man-script-screenplay.html </li></ul>'I am not an animal'
  9. 9. EARLY COMMUNICATION MODELS www.jerf.org/writings/communicationEthics/node4.html Model by E. Sefcovic, Ph.D. S stimulus sender R response receiver
  10. 10. TRIANGLE OF MEANING CONCEPT (thought) Barthes, R., visually depicted by E. Sefcovic REFERENT (thing itself) SIGN

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