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Understanding Charles Cooley's "Looking Glass Self"

Who are we? Exploring the idea of socialisation, unpacking Cooley's ideas and dealing with common mistakes in interpretation. The looking-glass self is a social psychological concept, developed by Charles Horton Cooley in 1902, stating that a person's self grows out of society's interpersonal interactions and the perceptions of others.

On Teaching

On my first day of teaching, I walked into my third tutorial of five and told my students, "I've already had such a mare - I swore in my first tutorial, so I'd better not fuck this one up. ... Shit."