Social Constructionism: Definition and Theory


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This sociological theory looks at how background assumptions affect people's perceptions:

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1. This sociological theory examines the development of jointly constructed understandings by focusing on people's experiences and interactions with one another:

2. This sociological theory says people assign symbols and create meaning based on their interactions with one another:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The quiz and worksheet will measure your understanding of social constructionism. In order to pass the quiz, you should know about the social constructionist view and related sociological theories.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

With these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • A theory that supports the idea that reality results in matching consequences
  • Sociological theory that studies people's interactions with one another
  • A statement that fits the social constructionist view
  • When people assign symbols to objects to create meaning
  • Theory that examines the relationship between assumptions and perceptions

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on social constructionism
  • Knowledge application- use your knowledge to answer a question about when people ascribe symbols based on their interactions
  • Information recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding a theory that correlates assumptions and perceptions

Additional Learning

To reinforce your knowledge of social constructionism, check the related lesson titled Social Constructionism: Definition and Theory. The lesson contains the following objectives:

  • Identify the goal of social constructivism, and understand how perspectives differ from person to person
  • Recall different theories that branch off from social constructivism
  • Explore examples of different sociological perspectives