Action Theories Made Easier- Symbolic Interactionalism

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  • Action Theories= Micro Perspective
  • Look at the interactions between individuals and responses
  • Believe people have free will and choose the way they act/respond

G.H. Mead
Notes that our behaviour is not determined by instincts like animals.

He believes we respond to things by giving them meanings that are significant to us.
We create a world of meanings. We attach symbols to words.
This means an interpretive phase comes between the stiumulus and our response to it- this means that before we choose how to react, we


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