How Symbols Form Reality: Symbolic Interactionism

By: Sarah Scott Theory Synopsis  Symbolic Interactionism is the study of how people interpret symbols from society in order to create social world in which the symbols dictate how the individual sees themselves and their roles in interacting with society. George Herbert Mead was the first one to propose the theory in the 1920s. Other … Continue reading How Symbols Form Reality: Symbolic Interactionism


Gratification of Social Media

Different parts of social media fulfill our humanistic needs. Sarah Scott There are five main categories of needs that we try to fulfill or gratify with social media. Communication Theory says the main categories are cognitive needs, affective needs, personal integrative needs, social integrative needs, and tension-free needs. Definition of Needs In class, we … Continue reading Gratification of Social Media