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Mead's Theory of Self and Cooley's Looking Glass Self

Mead's Theory of Self and Cooley's Looking Glass Self

Author: Sadie Pendaz
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This lesson will explore and explain George Herbert Mead's Theory of Social Self and Charles Cooley's "Looking-glass self."

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TERMS TO KNOW
  • C.H. Cooley's Looking Glass Self

    Cooley argued that the self is a product of our social interactions with other people that involves three steps: 1) The imagination of our appearance to other people and associated feelings; 2) Imagining that others are evaluating our behavior; 3) We develop feelings and react to the imaginary evaluations of ourselves as objects.

  • George Herbert Mead's Theory of the Self

    According to Mead, the self, the part of one's personality composed of self-awareness and self-image, emerges through social interaction. Mead made several assumptions in proposing this idea: 1) that the self develops only through social interaction; 2) that social interaction involves the exchange of symbols; 3) that understanding symbols involves being able to take the role role of another.