Sociology: Symbolic Interactionism
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Relies on the symbolic meaning that people develop and rely upon in the process of social interaction. They believe that people are not a product of their environment; rather the environment is a product of people.
Criticism of Symbolic Interactionism
Neglects the macro level of social interpretation.
The portion of an individual's self-concept derived from perceived membership in a relevant social group. It explains intergroup behaviour (Henri Tajfel and John Turner, 70's, 80's)
Personal identity Vs. Self-identity
Personal identity as the identity of persons other than ourselves and self-identity as being aware of one's own identity.(C.O.Evans)
The idea that behaviours are deviant only when society labels them as so. ________ theory questions who applies what label to whom, why, and what happens as a result of this ________.
A social position that tends to be among the most important positions people occupy.
4 Steps :
1. Perceiver has expectations about how target will behave
2. Perceiver then behaves in a way that is likely to elicit the expected target behaviour
3. Target indeed behaves in a way that confirms perceiver's expectations
4. Perceiver (Objective Perceiver) sees predicted behaviour