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Symbolic Interaction Theory: Definition & Examples

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Which social theorist is primarily credited for articulating symbolic interactionism?

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1. Which social theorist is credited for developing and expanding on the concept of the 'self' in symbolic interaction theory?

2. Which social theorist is credited with developing the concept of the 'looking glass self?'

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use these study assessments to gauge your understanding of symbolic interaction theory. Test yourself on things like the social theorist credited for articulating symbolic interactionism and another who is credited for developing and expanding on the concept of the 'self.'

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

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  • Name the social theorist who is associated with the concept of the 'looking glass self'
  • Understand the approach of symbolic interaction as a theory that differentiates it from earlier social theories
  • Identify the level of theory of symbolic interactionism

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  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on symbolic interaction theory
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about theory level of symbolic interactionism in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the social theorists behind specific symbolic interaction theories

Additional Learning

The related lesson will help you to study the subject of symbolic interaction theories. The lesson is called Symbolic Interaction Theory: Definition & Examples, and it covers the following:

  • Define symbolic interaction theory
  • Understand the concept of the 'self'
  • Identify the 'looking glass self'
  • Apply symbolic interactionism to everyday life
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