01 Nov SOC 350: Social InteractionCritical Thinking Paper
SOC 350: Social InteractionCritical Thinking Paper #3 – The Self/Social ProductClassFor this assignment please write a 5-page paper (not including title/reference pages),answering the critical thinking question below. Please feel free to use the Internet and/orother resources to answer the question in detail.1. Answer the question.The question is debatable and about which you can write an argumentative paper. Thepoint is that you should be trying to convince me of your position.Critical Thinking Question: Do you believe that social interaction influences the “Self”as social product or a social force regarding self-concept or both? Applying Cooley’s the“Looking Glass Theory” to the concept? Please be detailed in your discussion.2. Do research.Do research on your topic to inform yourself of both sides of the issue so that you canargue your point as clearly and strongly as possible. You may use the internet,newspapers, journals, or other sources to inform yourself about your topic.3. Write your paper.Provide the strongest argument that you can for your issue. Make sure that you followthe proper format clearly stating the issue, your claim, and your premises. Be sure toprovide support for your premises. Do your best to avoid vagueness and ambiguity.Please remember to cite your sources and use at least three references.Your argument, if it is written clearly, would be easily outlined. It may be helpful tooutline your own argument either before or after you write it to make sure that it is clearand well structured.Cooley´s concept of the looking glass self, states that a person’s self grows out of aperson´s social interactions with others. The view of ourselves comes from thecontemplation of personal qualities and impressions of how others perceive us. Actually,how we see ourselves does not come from who we really are, but rather from how webelieve others see us.Critical Thinking Analysis Paper #3 Grading RubricAssignment Rubric for Grading: Below is the grading rubric for this assignment.Please follow the assignment directions as well as use the grading rubric to completeyour assignment. Your paper will be graded according to the grading rubric.Grading Rubric Section 1: The paper is at least 5 pages in length, typed and doublespaced.The paper follows APA guidelines including a title and reference page with atleast 3 references as well as provides in-text citations (10 points).Please note that if one or more of these requirements are missing you will be deductedthe full -10 points.Grading Rubric Section 2: The paper must answer the questions in full detail andfollow the required assignment directions and format: (90 points total).• The paper identifies and explains in detail how social interaction influences the“Self” as a social product, a social force regarding self-concept or both(45 points total).• The paper identifies and applies in detail Cooley’s, “Looking Glass Theory” toeach of the concepts (45 points total).**Please note that 10 points will be automatically deducted if the paper does not followthe assignment formatting requirements such as providing title/reference pages, pagelength, and the quality of your paper including organization, formatting and followingAPA guidelines including in-text citations.