Theories of Self Discussion Questions
- Do you agree with the concept of Cooley's Looking Glass Self and how the self develops based on how others see you?
- It was interesting how people who are blind have the same facial expressions as people who are not blind.
- How do babies have an inborn sense of morality? Isn't it all taught to them through example?
- Who influences your socialization more, your friends or family?
- The Looking Glass theory is most relatable because we are conscious of it.
- Will we ever really know who we are?
- What are the negative effects of gendered parenting?
- 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.
- We realized that none of us want to mess up as parents, since kids are so much molded by parents when they're young.
- What do various 'play' and 'pretend' stages teach children and how does it change them?
- Language isn't natural, it's something that's taught, but a lack of language seems unnatural.
- Our true natural behaviors are so different than how we actually act. How much are we going to change ourselves in the future?
- How would we act if we grew up with no guidance except others who were also 'isolated'?
- Would homosexual families, rather than heterosexual families, be less stereotypical towards gender roles?
- Our group was able to discuss topics throughout the white textbook more effectively. We found it more intriguing and informative.
- 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?
- Does TV play a role in how we grow up?
- If a child is born with disabilities, will it still go through the same stages of development?
- Do you think that you are born with morals, or do you develop them?
- The way that you perceive situations has consequences.
- 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).
- Do you think that the emotion that you feel the most is an accurate representation of your true self?