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Looking Glass Self

This clip from a student project shows Vern who explains Charles Horton Colleys term looking-glass self. Vern dances through the hall and imagines how he appears to others, then imagines how others will judge him, and lastly develops an emotional response as a result of how others have judged him.

In relation to the looking-glass self, what is George Herbert Meads definition of the generalized other and how does it contribute to the self?

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