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Within everyday life people believe themselves to be constantly changing In actuality the changes that one believes to have are but minor changes A persons personality is usually set at an early age in childhood A social psychologist named George Herbert Mead understood society through socialization stems he called social behaviorism Mead and another psychologist by the name of John B Watson worked together on this approach Watson focused on outward behavior in this partnership of ideas However Mead emphasized on inward thinking which he contended was humanitys defining trait The back-bone of Meads study and the central concept is the self The self being A dimension of personality composed of an individuals self-awareness and self-image According to Mead the self matures through social experiences It can not grow with the body or with the mind Mead also explains how social experience is the exchange of symbols This could be done with words facial expressions or by bodily motions as simple as waving hello or good-bye to someone This type of learned knowledge is only found in humans although a dog might respond to its name or roll-over upon seeing your hand movement it will not be able to consider or think about why it is being done The dog only understands that it will be rewarded with food or affection This knowledge will teach the essitsial steps for communications however most importantly to understand intention To understand or imagine a situation from the another persons point of view Symbols are needed to put ourselves in another persons shoes and predict their actions from what we know of their patterns which in turn helps us to choose the actions where the results were planned for A good example of this taking place is when a young Jennifer at the age of six wants to be picked up and she knows that while dad is sitting in the easy-chair no
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