Sociological Theory

Symbolic Interactionism

Symbolic Interactionism is a Sociological Theory that studies at micro-level how do people experience society.

Symbolic Interaction view of Society

Society is a complex, ever-changing mosaic of subjective meanings.

Symbolic interactionists study Symbol, and how we create meanings. We investigate Interactions and relationships.


If we were to study education from a symbolic interaction perspective, we study personal experiences, relationships, and the meanings of various symbols (such as grades).