Theories of Self Discussion Questions

  • Honors:

    1. Do you agree with the concept of Cooley's Looking Glass Self and how the self develops based on how others see you?
    2. It was interesting how people who are blind have the same facial expressions as people who are not blind.
    3. How do babies have an inborn sense of morality?  Isn't it all taught to them through example?
    4. Who influences your socialization more, your friends or family?
    5. The Looking Glass theory is most relatable because we are conscious of it.
    6. Will we ever really know who we are?
    7. What are the negative effects of gendered parenting?
    8. Raising children to subscribe to certain gender roles can affect their interests and expressions of emotion that can cause struggles with happiness and mental health.
    9. We realized that none of us want to mess up as parents, since kids are so much molded by parents when they're young.
    10. What do various 'play' and 'pretend' stages teach children and how does it change them?
    11. Language isn't natural, it's something that's taught, but a lack of language seems unnatural.
    12. Our true natural behaviors are so different than how we actually act.  How much are we going to change ourselves in the future?
    13. How would we act if we grew up with no guidance except others who were also 'isolated'?
    14. Would homosexual families, rather than heterosexual families, be less stereotypical towards gender roles?
    15. Our group was able to discuss topics throughout the white textbook more effectively.  We found it more intriguing and informative.
    1. The younger that we start a social bond or interaction with a certain individual or group, does that influence how our minds work and how we see things from a sociological perspective?
    2. Does TV play a role in how we grow up?
    3. If a child is born with disabilities, will it still go through the same stages of development?
    4. Do you think that you are born with morals, or do you develop them?
    5. The way that you perceive situations has consequences.
    6. That children being born are raised to appreciate and admire the "pretty" in life (having to do with a baby choosing the happy looking puppet in a study versus the unhappy looking puppet).
    7. Do you think that the emotion that you feel the most is an accurate representation of your true self?