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    Symbolic Interactionism: Throughout our interaction‚ we have used symbols in order to communicate with other people. Humans act based on symbolic meanings they find within any given situation. We interact with the symbols‚ forming relationships. The goals of our interactions with one another are to create shared meaning. Language itself is a symbolic form used to anchor meanings to the symbols. We try to interpret these symbols based on a theory. This theory is called Symbolic Interactionism. Symbolic

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    History[edit] Symbolic interactionism originated with two key theorists‚ George Herbert Mead and Charles Horton Cooley. George Herbert Mead was a proponent of this theory and believed that the true test of any theory was that "It was useful in solving complex social problems" (Griffin 59). Mead’s influence on symbolic interactionism was said to be so powerful that other sociologists regard him as the one “true founder” of symbolic interactionism tradition. Although Mead taught in a philosophy

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    be discussing Symbolic Interactionism Theory. First I will discuss the theory itself‚ and the basic tenants that were created by George Herbert Mead‚ and then continue on to further explain his theory by addressing relevant literature on the theory itself. Next‚ I will be discussing how the theory is utilized within communication‚ followed by a real life application of this specific theory. Then‚ ending with a general final importance of communication theory. Symbolic interactionism theory is an

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    Symbolic Interactionism Symbolic interactionism is the way we learn to interpret and give meaning to the world through our interactions with others (LaRossa & Reitzes‚ 1993). Herbert Blumer was credited with the term “symbolic interactionism” in 1937. Blumer was a follower of George H. Mead‚ and was influenced by John Dewey. Dewey insisted that human beings are best understood in relation to their environment (The Society for More Creative Speech‚ 1996). With this as his approach‚ Herbert

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    Symbolic Interactionism Symbolic interactionism is a social psychological theory developed from the work George Herbert Mead in the early part of the twentieth century. According to this theory‚ people inhabit a world that is in large part socially constructed. In particular‚ the meaning of objects‚ events‚ and behaviors comes from the interpretation people give them‚ and interpretations vary from one group to another. There are three main elements to symbolic interactionism: 1. The symbol:

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    Sociology 10 Professor Arkadie Symbolic Interaction Perspective There are several sociological perspectives including functionalism‚ conflict‚ social exchange‚ and sociological imagination. The one that will be talked about within this paper is called symbolic interaction. Symbolic interaction does not focus on social structure like other sociological perspectives do‚ symbolic interaction is based on small‚ mostly person to person ideas and perspectives on what symbols mean between people

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    The question was asked‚ how can understanding and using symbolic interactionism theory help in your everyday life? Why or why not? First we need to look further into the theory and see how it applies to life in general. The symbolic interaction approach states that society exists due to the everyday interactions of people and describes the family as a unit of interacting personalities. The theory focuses attention on the way that people interact through symbols: words‚ gestures‚ rules and roles.

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    Symbolic Interactionism and Ethnomethodology‚ has a lot of similarities relating to the social aspects and their approaches. However‚ their sociological perspective is definitely what separates them both. Symbolic interactionism derived from the works of George Herbert Mead. Symbolic interactionism takes a minor view of society‚ it mainly focuses on a micro scale perspective of interactions‚ like when individuals are in small groups socializing with friends other than looking at things from a macro

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    Life is a Stage and all of us are Merely Players‚ Acting out our Parts Symbolic interactionism is one of the leading sociological theories having a long intellectual history dating back to the American philosopher George Herbert Mead. Symbolic interactionism centers on the study of connections between the individual (micro-level) and larger social structures. The goal of symbolic interactionism is to illustrate how shared meaning is created. The theory explains that we all have our own sense of what

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    In identifying the situations that lead to the creation of the meaning of ageing of the residents in the homes for the aged‚ Symbolic Interactionism will be used as a lens for analysis. The concept of Self in Symbolic Interactionism will also be used to frame the identity creation of the geriatric residents. This study aims to find out what are the identities of the geriatrics residing in Manila homes for the aged and how they create meaning. In the conceptual framework as represented in Figure 1

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