Our ability to understand and respond appropriately to social cues is fundamental to our ultimate success as friends, spouses, colleagues and parents however, the ways in which our brains represent and process information during even basic interactions remain mysterious. Humans are innately sociable mammals however, almost all of our understanding of the neural basis of social interaction has been carried out with individual participants, limiting our knowledge of how our brains react to other humans joy hirsch, professor of neuroscience at the yale school of medicine and. Start studying our social selves learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools.
For example, we can gain self-esteem by perceiving ourselves as members of important and valued groups that make us feel good about ourselves social identity theory asserts that we draw part of our sense of identity and self-esteem from the social groups that we belong to (hogg, 2003 oakes, haslam, & turner, 1994 tajfel, 1981. (george herbert mead) george herbert mead was a social philosopher who discussed the connection between the self, the mind, and society he believed that society has an effect on the self and mind, and the self and the mind have an effect on society.
The self-concept theory holds many assumptions about our personal judgment towards our selves here are some of them: self-concept is believed to develop as a person grows old this means that our perceptions towards our selves can be shaped and can be altered, and can also be affected by environmental factors 1 social and emotional. Where, however, the problem is objectively considered, although the conflict is a social one, it should not resolve itself into a struggle between selves, but into such a reconstruction of the situation that different and enlarged and more adequate personalities may emerge. Whatever aspects we are unable to incorporate within our selves internally/individually then get repressed and projected and expressed externally through the collective. Social psychology symbolic interactionism stresses the 'social construction of an individual's sense of self' through two main methods: 'in part the self emerges through interaction with othersbut the self is a product of social structure as well as of face-to-face interaction.
George herbert mead was a social philosopher who discussed the connection between the self, the mind, and society he believed that society has an effect on the self and mind, and the self and the mind have an effect on society mead is considered to be the father of symbolic interaction. We learn about ourselves through our looking-glass selves, introspection, social comparisons, and self-perception  the looking glass self is a term to describe a theory that people learn about themselves through other people. Social identity theory: our sense of self is influenced by the groups we belong to in our discussion of social comparisons, we have seen that who we compare ourselves to can affect how we feel about ourselves, for better or worse another social influence on our self-esteem is through our group memberships.
Cooley´s concept of the looking glass self, states that a person’s self grows out of a person´s social interactions with others the view of ourselves comes from the contemplation of personal qualities and impressions of how others perceive us. However, if the social system is rewarding talk about other topics i both know and care little about, i become reserved in sort, change the situation and you change my behavior and thus i enter into a different self-state it is also, of course, the case that our self is defined by roles that society has constructed. Studies of children raised in isolation have demonstrated that our social selves arise primarily through instinct a) t b) f b according to george h mead, the ability to _____ develops as children learn to play and to take part in games a) role make b) role take.
This starts with our earliest attachments, when our fundamental sense of security is shaped by how well our care-takers were attuned to our needs and vulnerabilities thus we come to experience ourselves first via the eyes of others in addition, our self-consciousness system was shaped as a social reason giving device. As the use of social media continues to evolve the concept of presenting our ideal selves versus our real selves has become more and more prevalent on social media platforms such as facebook.