Intro to Sociology 1001 with Jennifer Bronson
Lecture 5 / 10 September 2013
Attendance WAS taken on September 10th.
Social Interaction, the Self, and Socialization
Becoming a Person – Biology and Nature
Nature vs. Nurture.
o Orphans who received routine care but were often ignored failed to
develop social attachments.
o Attachment Disorder is a disorder wherein children are unable to trust
people and form relationships with others.
We are the result of genetics and environment.
The expression of many natural, bodily processes are shaped by culture.
Social actions are anything people do or don’t do because they are conscious of
Social interaction is when two or more people taking each other into account.
Such as civil inattention, nonverbal communication or saving face.
The self is not a thing, but is a process of social interaction.
George Herbert Mead.
An individual’s personality, ideas and identity are socially constructed. This
process happens as we interact with others and self reflect.
o This is an ongoing thing, but is mostly solved in childhood.
Socially defined positions that people hold.
o Master status- The most dominate status a perso