Charles Horton Cooley: Looking Glass Self and the Effect of Primary Groups


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In 1905, Charles Horton Cooley founded an organization called _____.

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1. Which of the following is defined as 'a group that is characterized by intimate, face-to-face association and cooperation'?

2. The theory of the looking-glass self states that _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Charles Horton Cooley was a famous sociologist who is known for his work on social behavior, especially among groups. The interactive quiz and printable worksheet will test you on his life and work, such as his specific sociological perspectives and theories.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • What organization Cooley founded in 1905
  • Identifying a specific type of group from a given definition
  • What the theory of the looking-glass self states
  • Which sociological perspective Cooley helped found
  • What Cooley meant by describing society as an organism

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the idea of the looking-glass self
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about social behavior in groups in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Charles Horton Cooley's sociological works

Additional Learning

To learn more about the life of a famous sociologist, review the corresponding lesson called Charles Horton Cooley: Looking Glass Self and the Effect of Primary Groups. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identifies who Charles Horton Cooley was
  • Discusses his professional career
  • Examines his study of groups
  • Summarizes his views on self and society