Essay Assignment

DO THIS >> Go to Blackboard and complete ESSAY 3 under the ASSIGNMENTS Tab.

Socialization is a process that begins at birth and continues throughout the rest of our lives. As we go through life we learn conform to particular roles. This process is referred to as socialization and it helps us to define who we are and how we are expected to behave in social situations.
According to Erving Goffman’s dramaturgical approach, “People who interact are actors on a stage, the things they say and do are equivalent to the parts actors play, and the people who observe their interaction are equivalent to the audience at a play.”

What are the principal roles you play? How do you engage in impression management? Are these roles different from your ascribed and achieved social statuses? Do you ever experience role conflict or role strain?

This essay should be at least 800 words and should be very specific about the terms and concepts mentioned in your book and in the readings for the unit.

Online Impression Management (just for fun)