AbstractThis activity teaches Goffman’s concepts of definition of the situation, expressions given, expressions given off, deference, demeanor, and face-saving behaviors through a weeklong workshop. The centerpiece of this weeklong workshop is a journaling assignment that combines intellectual and affective responses to Goffman’s ideas. The take-home points of...
- Subject Area(s):
- Social Psychology
- Resource Type(s):
- Assignment, Lecture
- Class Level(s):
- College 100
- Class Size(s):
Learning Goals and Assessments
- Students will define concepts related to Goffman’s ideas of impression management, including definition of the situation, expressions given, expressions given off, front stage, back stage, and face-saving behaviors.
- Students will be able to apply Goffman’s ideas to their everyday lives.
- Students will explain how social interactions differ for people of different social backgrounds.
- Instructors can create quiz or exam questions to test students’ recall and memorization of these concepts.
- Instructors assign and grade journaling assignment.
- Instructors can assign and review Reading Responses and Minute Papers or Muddiest Points in preparation for class discussions.