George Herbert Mead Essay by CalDR

George Herbert Mead
Examines the sociological theories of George Herbert Mead.
# 30028 | 1,553 words | 4 sources | MLA | 2002 | US
Published on Aug 22, 2003 in Psychology (Behaviorism) , Psychology (Social) , Sociology (Theory)

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George Herbert Mead is widely recognized as one of the most influential figures of American sociology. His pioneering work in social psychology helped to establish the reputation of the Chicago School of Sociology. His teachings also laid the groundwork for the philosophy of pragmatism in the United States. This paper focuses on Mead's sociological theory, particularly his contributions to social psychology. The first part of the paper summarizes the key points of Mead's social theory, including an evaluation of his work. The next part then examines how Mead's work can be expanded into other areas of sociological inquiry and sees whether his theories continue to have relevance today.

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