Tutor profile: Danielle F.
What is an example of the Looking-Glass self?
Charles Horton Cooley coined the term looking-glass self in 1902. We are shaped by our impression of how we think others see us. Furthermore, we use the opinions/judgements of others to determine our behaviors, self-worth, and values. Example: Jane feels that she is attractive and interesting. She posts selfies on Instagram and receives hundreds of likes. Jane's opinion of herself is confirmed. On the other hand, if Jane's selfie did not receive many likes, she begins to doubt her opinion of being attractive and interesting.
Explain Maslow's Hierarchy of needs.
Maslow's hierarchy of Needs is used to explain human behavior. Maslow believed that humans have an inborn desire to become self-actualized (reach their full potential). There are five levels in Maslow's hierarchy of needs that must be met in order to achieve their ultimate goals. The needs are defined as the following: Physiological: food, water, sleep, and warmth Safety: security employment, resources, and health Love and Belonging: friendship, intimacy, family, sense of connection Esteem: respect, self-esteem, status, recognition, freedom Self-Actualization: desire to become the most that one can become
Subject: Gender Studies
Explain why intersectionality is important in a discussion about social justice for women.
Intersectionality (a term coined by Kimberly Crenshaw) looks beyond being a woman, it considers various social identities (gender, class, ability, race, sex, etc.) that may create additional modes of discrimination. It expands the scope of the first waves of feminism that are primarily focused on issues pertaining to middle/upper-middle class White women. The intersectional agenda focuses on the combination of injustices felt by every woman in society.
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