WHAT: Looking Glass Self: His theory based on the imagination of our appearance to the other person; the imagination of his judgment of that appearance, and some sort of self-feeling, such as pride or mortification.
Happiness Explained: The Looking Glass Self Believing is Becoming: The looking-glass self is a popular theory within the sociological field that explains a formation of self-image via reflection or based on their understanding of how others perceive them. Because people conform to how they think others think them to be, its difficult, or arguably impossible, to act differently from how a person thinks he or she is perpetually perceived.
Charles Horton Cooley was an American sociologist who founded the American Sociological Association. He also created the concept of the "Looking Glass Self" which was the idea that a person views themselves based on how the people around that person views them.
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