Dramaturgical Analysis in Sociology: Definition & Examples

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According to Erving Goffman, the various things we do to prepare for a job interview would take place in the:

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1. With the idea of impression management, Erving Goffman argues that all social situations with two or more people involve attempting to persuade others of your:

2. ________ is the idea that we act differently in various social situations (for example, we act differently in front of our boss than we would our closest friends).

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

These learning tools are an easy way to assess how much you know about Erving Goffman's theory of dramaturgical analysis. Some of the things you'll need to know to pass the quiz include what people attempt to persuade others of in impression management and what impression management is.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz will ask you about the following:

  • Where the things we do to prepare for a job interview take place
  • What people attempt to persuade others of in impression management
  • Term for the idea that we act differently in various social situations
  • Sociologist who believed that people live their lives much like actors performing on a stage
  • Term for the idea that people's everyday lives can be understood as resembling performers on a stage

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on dramaturgical analysis
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about social interaction in a different light
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as impression management

Additional Learning

To learn more about this sociological theory, review the accompanying lesson Dramaturgical Analysis in Sociology: Definition & Examples. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define the theory
  • Discuss presentation of the self
  • Learn about the process of impression management
  • Differentiate between front and back stages
  • Discuss how people attempt to convince others of their definition of a situation
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