Action Theories

Symbols
Symbolic interactionism: Mead: Interpreting a stimulus to give it meaning
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Looking Glass Self
symbolic interactionism: Cooley; Seeing yourself mirrored in the way that others respond to you (self-fulfilling prophecy)
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Role Taking
symbolic interactionism: Mead: Putting yourself in someone else’s position to try and understand their actions
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Affective action
social action theory: Weber: Action that is influenced by an emotional state
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Instrumentally rational action
social action theory: Weber: Action that is chosen sensibly based on liekly outcomes
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Traditional Action
social action theory: Weber: Action that is carried out because it is customary to act that way
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Reflexivity
Ethnomethodology: Garfinkle: The process whereby we use common sense knowledge to construct meaning and thus avoid social breakdown
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Typifications
Phenomenology: Schutz: Shared categories and concepts that help us organise our shared world of meaning
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