He came to Oregon and settled in Coos County July 1, By occupation he is a sailor and has been on most of the seas on the globe.
He was then later appointed the dean at the law school from Nevertheless, Cooley had a difficult childhood and was somewhat of a passive child, and this exacerbated his feelings of detachment towards his father. Due to this situation, he suffered for fifteen years from a variety of illnesses, some appearing to be psychosomatic.
He was shy and developed several insecurities due to his speech impediment, and lack of playmates. Cooley was a day dreamer and many of his "dreaming-life" had some form of influence to his sociological works. Chronic constipation negatively affected his college life since it caused him to take breaks from studying.
Charles continued with a year's training in mechanical engineering at the same school. Inhe returned for a master's degree in political economics, with a minor in sociology. He began teaching economics and sociology at the University in the fall of Cooley went on to receive a PhD in His doctoral thesis was The Theory of Transportation in economics.
At this time he was interested in the subject matter of sociology, but due to the University of Michigan not having sociology as a department, he had to continue the examination of his PhD through Columbia University.
He did not know where he belonged in life and did not know what he wanted to do with his life. He questioned if he wanted to study science, mathematics, social science, psychology or sociology. He wanted a job that allowed him to write and think, and after reading philosopher Herbert Spencer 's works, Cooley realized he had an interest for social problems.
He shared his reflections of the works of Spencer inciting that while he brought many valuable viewpoints with the subject of Darwinian principles, he lacks sympathy and the appropriate usage of the sociological perspective.
He also had a very prominent role in the development of symbolic interactionism, in which he worked heavily with another fellow staff member from the University of Michigan, psychologist John Dewey. A highly cultivated woman, Mrs. Cooley differed from her husband in that she was outgoing, energetic, and hence capable of ordering their common lives in such a manner that mundane cares were not to weigh very heavily on her husband.
The couple had three children, a boy and two girls, and lived quietly and fairly withdrawn in a house close to the campus. The children served Cooley as a kind of domestic laboratory for his study of the genesis and growth of the self.
He would observe imitation behavior in his three children and analyzed these behaviors by comparing their ages and reactions.
Even when he was not engaged in the observation of his own self but wished to observe others, he did not need to leave the domestic circle.
He preferred an empirical, observational approach. While he appreciated the use of statistics, he preferred case studies: He felt it was necessary in order to truly understand the activities taken from the actor, effectively separating Cooley from a majority of sociologists who preferred more traditional, scientific techniques.
In his thesis he discussed the growth and expansion during the nineteenth century. Cooley soon shifted to broader analysis of the interplay of individual and social processes.
In Human Nature and the Social Order he foreshadowed George Herbert Mead 's discussion of the symbolic ground of the self by detailing the way in which social responses affect the emergence of normal social participation.
Cooley greatly extended this conception of the "looking-glass self" I am, who I think you think, that I am in his next book, Social Organizationin which he sketched a comprehensive approach to society and its major processes.
Social organization[ edit ] The first sixty pages of Social Organization were a sociological antidote to Sigmund Freud. In that much-quoted segment Cooley formulated the crucial role of primary groups family, play groups and community of elders as the source of one's morals, sentiments, and ideals.
Primary groups are the first groups of individuals one is introduced to and are also influenced in their ideas and beliefs. They are the result of intimate association and corporation. He argued that individuals have two different channels of life- one from heredity and the other from society.
Heredity is biological, it is the human nature that human beings are born with. Society is the human nature that is expressed in primary groups that we can be found in all civilizations. But the impact of the primary group is so great that individuals cling to primary ideals in more complex associations and even create new primary groupings within formal organizations.
He focuses on the relationship between the individual to the larger unity of the society. He viewed society and the individual as one since they cannot exist without one another. Where the society has a strong impact on the individual behavior and vice versa. He also concluded that the more industrialized a society becomes, the more individualistic it becomes.According to the American sociologist Charles Horton Cooley (), the degree of personal insecurity you display in social situations is determined by what you believe other people think of you.
–Charles Horton Cooley. Charles Horton Cooley was born on August 17, in Ann Arbor, Michigan, the fourth of six children. He was the son of Mary Elizabeth Horton and the renowned law school professor and State Supreme Court Justice Thomas McIntyre Cooley.
Young Cooley was somewhat of a withdrawn, passive child. The looking-glass self is a social psychological concept introduced by Charles Horton Cooley in (McIntyre ).
The concept of the looking-glass self describes the development of one's self and of one's identity through one's interpersonal interactions within the context of society. The Photo Request has been fulfilled.
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