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Social Interactionism What is Symbolic Interactionism A psycological theory that attempts to explain how individuals choose how they will act based on their perceptions of themselves and of others as well emphasizes the importance of symbols and meaning in human interaction the view that human behaviour depends on the meanings that object or situations have for the individuals Where did Social Interaction originate from The phrase symbolic Interaction derived from Herbert Blumer referring to the distinctive character of interaction between human beings- the fact that human beings interpret or define each others action Theory Socialization is governed by the following Meaning We act towards people based on the meanings we asign to there ex Treating father and boyfriend differently Language Criteria for miscommunication misunderstanding things may have different meanings to different meanings to people ex good friends may mean something different to two people Thought Individuals speculations and final conclusion following the thought process That said Blumer distinguishes three classes of objects 1 physical objects 2 social objects and 3 abstract objects The environment in which a person conducts her life can consist only of the objects that have acquired meaning for her The nature of this environment on the other hand is comprised of the content of those meanings So two persons living in largely similar physical environs may have subjectively different actual environments
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