Symbolic Interactionism in Sociology: Definition, Criticism & Examples


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The following is an example of the micro level of society:

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1. Which of the following is true about symbolic interactionism?

2. What form of data is participant observation?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Symbolic interactionsm is a way of understanding the workings of the world. Test your knowledge of facts about symbolic interactionism and the type of data that participant observation is classified as.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will test you on the following:

  • An example of the micro level of society
  • Facts about symbolic interactionism
  • The type of data that participant observation is considered
  • Criticism of symbolic interactionism

Skills Practiced

These skills will be practiced:

  • Information Recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding various facts about symbolic interactionism
  • Interpreting Information- verify that you can read information regarding the criticism of symbolic interactionism and interpret it accurately
  • Knowledge Application- use your knowledge to answer a question about the micro level of society

Additional Learning

To learn more about symbolic interactionism, review the related lesson called Symbolic Interactionism in Sociology: Definition, Criticism & Examples. The objectives covered in this lesson include:

  • Define symbolic interactionism
  • Review examples of symbolic interactionism
  • Understand criticisms of symbolic interactionism
  • Know what type of interactions are most important to symbolic interactionism