Interactionist theory: Mead and Cooley


Today we revised our understanding of Goffman’s theory of socialisation (the dramaturgical approach) and learnt about Mead’s three-stage explanation (language, play and the game), as well as briefly touching on Cooley’s “Looking-glass” self theory.

The following PowerPoint was used in class:


We read the following sections of the textbook:

Goffman (pg. 42-44) – selected key concepts and wrote brief definitions

Mead (pg. 103-104) – answered questions on PowerPoint slide


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