George Herbert Mead's Theory Of The Social Self Theory

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Have you ever took a step back and thought about the process of how you came to this point in your life, not only as yourself but as a human in your current society? George Herbert Mead, a sociologist who is known for his theory on self, has explained the process many decades ago. Mead spoke about one of the theories of socialization: The Social Self Theory. As boring as it sounds, Mead had some really great points and gave details and evidence to back his theory up. In the selection provided to me, Self and Society, written by Mead, the theory that I have noticed more than anything, is the Symbolic Interactionism. The Social Self Theory is distinguishing “Me”, “Myself”, and “I” apart. As well as knowing the different stages of it. Symbolic Interactionism is basically shared senses, positions, and beliefs that causes them to act and behave the way they do. One is brought into society and is affected and influenced by everything, including religion, education, the norms, the roles of their gender, and etc. The more you grow, the more you learn new things and senses by your social experiences. A fair example would be a small girl, playing by herself in a playground, and…show more content…
Also, how society has influenced us and made us who we are, as to how we speak and what we do and don’t say. Plenty of sociologists have stated their opinions on Mead’s Social Self Theory. However, I don’t think they fully understood from his perspective. This was probably as confusing as the article Self and Society, but if you really think about it, who or where would you be without society itself. Communicating with others and creating and maintaining a social status is impossible. We make up society and expand as a whole. Doesn’t matter in what population we fall under or what our race, ethnicity, religion, culture, and etc. may be, we continue to

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