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Chapter 5, Section 2

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  • 1. Chapter 5, section 2
    • The Social Self
    • Goals:
    • To discover how a person’s sense of self emerges.
    • 2. To analyze and to explain the theories of the process of socialization.
  • 2. Socialization
    • The interactive process through which people learn the basic skills, values, beliefs, and behavior patterns of a society.
    • How do you develop?
    • Self - your conscious awareness of possessing a distinct identity that separates you and your environment from other members of society
    • Three theories by: John Locke, Charles Horton Cooley, George Herbert Mead
  • 3. Locke: The Tabula Rasa
    • John Locke: english philosopher in 1600s
    • Every new human has a tabula rasa or clean slate
    • Everyone is born without a personality, but we acquire it through experiences
    • Believed humans could be molded with any type of characteristics
    • Many dispute this now
  • 4. Cooley: The Looking-Glass Self
    • Interactive process by which we develop an image of ourselves based on how we imagine we appear to others
    • Three steps: 1 - we imagine how we appear to others 2 - we try to determine if we view ourselves as others view us 3 - we use perceptions of how others judge us to develop feelings about ourselves
    • Help from primary group - puts much responsibility on parents
  • 5. Mead: Role-Taking
    • George Herbert Mead - idea related to Cooley’s
    • 1 - we internalize the expectations of others on us 2 - we get older, they become less important
    • Me - part of the socialized self
    • I - unsocialized, spontaneous, self-interested component
  • 6.