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George Herbert Mead

we observe our own behaviors during interpersonal encounters, forming impressions of ourselves that lead to an evolving sense of self
ex: when you send a comforting text message to a friend that just failed an exam you would consider yourself a "supportive person"

Charles Horton Cooley

impact of labeling has on our self-concept as the looking-glass self (our self concepts are strongly influenced by our beliefs about how others see and evaluate us

Tommie Smith and John Carlos

protest at the 1968 summer olympics showed how they identified with the African American culture of the time

Rob Halford

gay metal singer, ex of a public image mask, and presenting your self

Erving Goffman

whenever you present yourself to others, you present a public self-your face, (what you want others to see and know)

Goffman argues

that we often form a strong emotional attachment to our face because it represents the person we most want others to see when they communicate with and relate to us

Irwin Altman and Dalmas Taylor

revealing the self to others involves peeling back or penetrating layers or known as the social penetration theory

Joe Luft and Harry Ingham

suggests that quadrants of our selves are open to self-reflection and sharing with other people, while others remain hidden- to both ourselves and others

Dan Kennedy

disclosing information thats perceived as problematic, provocative, or simply too personal can create strong negative impressions

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