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WHAT: Looking Glass Self: His theory based on the imagination of our appearance to the other person; the imagination of his judgment of that appearance, and some sort of self-feeling, such as pride or mortification.


Happiness Explained: The Looking Glass Self Believing is Becoming: The looking-glass self is a popular theory within the sociological field that explains a formation of self-image via reflection or based on their understanding of how others perceive them. Because people conform to how they think others think them to be, its difficult, or arguably impossible, to act differently from how a person thinks he or she is perpetually perceived.


Charles Horton Cooley was a sociologist who wanted to better understand society…

Charles Horton Cooley was an American sociologist who founded the American Sociological Association. He also created the concept of the "Looking Glass Self" which was the idea that a person views themselves based on how the people around that person views them.


Charles Cooley (1864 - 1929) [click on this image to find a short video and analysis, which takes up Cooley's concept of the looking glass self]


The Looking Glass Self: "I am who I think you think I am." - Charles Horton Cooley

What role does socialization play in shaping our self image?

from Teachers Pay Teachers

Looking Glass Self Lesson and Activities

The Looking-Glass Self is one of those abstract Sociological concepts that can be difficult for high school students to understand. This lesson guides them


The Self: Classical Sociology - The Chicago School - YouTube CMC, sociology, the self, the Chicago school, the dramaturgy, looking glass self, generalized other, performer, audience, props, definition of the situation

from Odyssey

The Looking-Glass Self

Understanding the looking-glass self could improve the quality of your daily interactions. #psychology #sociology