Interactionist Approach: Definition & Explanation


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Symbolic interaction uses a _____ level approach.

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1. The central concept in _____ theory is the self.

2. When we _____, we imagine situations from other people's point of view

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combination will assess your understanding of the interactionist approach, an important perspective in sociology. You will be quizzed on the focus of the interactionist approach as well as the process by which people put on different performances depending on the audience.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will help you assess your understanding of:

  • The term for imagining situations from different viewpoints
  • Erving Goffman's work
  • The name of the process where we adapt our behavior to suit different audiences

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related psychology lesson
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of presentation of the self
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding imagining another's point of view and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

For further learning, refer to the lesson called Interactionist Approach: Definition & Explanation. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define symbolic interaction
  • Identify theories in the interactionist approach
  • Understand how an interactionist views reality