Charles Cooley Looking Glass Self

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Antonio’s ‘Looking Glass Self’ influence by Agents of Socialization The theory of looking glass self was developed by Charles H. Cooley in 1902. In this theory, Cooley explains how the people around us affect living behaviors. In this regard, the theory of looking glass self can be used to explain the desire of Antonio to change his bullying behavior. According to Cooley, when an individual identifies what other people think about him/her, it may bring about feelings of self-doubt and insecurity. In this regard, an individual’s self-image grows as a result of interactions between the person and other members of the society. In other words, individual’s self-perception is not brought about by who they really are, but rather how …show more content…
After the drawing, each group will share what they have gathered in their activity to the whole class. This lesson is important to all students, both the bullies and those bullied. This lesson will help the students discuss about who a bully is. They will discuss how an individual can help stop others from being bullied. The teacher will also ask the students their opinions on whether they can inform other members of the society about some bullying activities which have been done to them. The students will therefore be able to discuss some ways in which they can help those who a bullied, in terms of intervening in such situations where students are bullied by others. In addition, the role of a bystander in bullying will be explained in details and thus students will be urged to take part in stopping bullying (Whitney, Kaitlin, Jimmy, Allyson & Mark, …show more content…
They should first show their appreciation towards their son’s desire to change. They can even buy a gift which will always be a symbol of the good change Antonio has decided to make. The parents can talk to him on the bad effects of bullying, including legal consequences which bullying can attract, as a way of discouraging future possibility of him going back to the bullying behavior. In addition, the parents can make the home bully free. Since it is believed children learn from their parents, avoiding exposing violent or aggressive behaviors eliminates chances of bullying activities undertaken by their son. In addition, the parents can do something to boost the self-esteem of Antonio. By so doing, they’re some will not engage in bullying behavior to feel better about himself, since he will be contended with what he is (Orpinas & Horne,

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