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George Herbert Mead: The Self, ''Me'' & ''I''

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Ted thinks his teacher and friends view him as intelligent. He takes in these views and reacts to them. Which stage of looking-glass self personality development would this represent?

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1. The phase of self that is considered the present and the future self is known as the _____.

2. Why wouldn't a solitary activity such as reading a book contribute to the development of 'self'?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

George Herbert Mead's theory on the social self is a widely studied concept in sociology and psychology. This quiz/worksheet will help you test your understanding of its components as well as related ideas.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on the theories and stages of:

  • The looking-glass self
  • Self development according to Cooley
  • Self development according to Mead
  • The present or future self

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Distinguishing differences - ensure that you can differentiate between factors that do and don't contribute to self development according to Mead and Cooley
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the concept of the looking-glass self
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you can match up the correct phase of self with the present or future self

Additional Learning

To learn more about George Herbert Mead's theory on the social self, review the accompanying lesson George Herbert Mead: The Self, Me & I. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand the basis of Mead's theory on the social self
  • Know the role of language in the development of self according to Mead
  • Understand the role of play in the development of self according to Mead
  • Learn the role of games in the development of self according to Mead
  • Understand the 'me' side of the self according to Mead
  • Learn the 'I' side of the self according to Mead
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