Symbolic Interactionism

Symbolic Interactionism is a social theory that focuses on the analysis of the patterns of communication, interpretation and adjustment between individuals. The theory is a framework for understanding how individuals interact with each other and within society through the meanings of symbols. Both the verbal and nonverbal responses that a listener then delivers are similarly constructed in expectation of how the original speaker will react. The ongoing process of Symbolic Interaction is like the game of charades; only it is a full-fledged conversation.

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Anselm Strauss
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Talcott Parsons - Biography - Retired From Harvard, 1973
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Symbolic Interactionism - Society For The Study of Symbolic Interaction
... The Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction (SSSI) is an international professional organization for scholars, who are interested in the study of Symbolic Interaction ... occurs in August and sponsors the Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction holds the Couch-Stone Symposium each spring ... The society also sponsors a quarterly journal, Symbolic Interaction ...
Carl J. Couch
1994) was the founder of the "New Iowa School" of symbolic interactionism, was also a founder and past president of the Society for the Study of Symbolic ... The Society for the Study of Symbolic Interactionism sponsors an annual Couch-Stone meeting named in honor of Couch and another noted symbolic interactionsist, Gregory Stone ...

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