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Human Development 2006;49:65–86

Reinterpreting Internalization and Agency through G.H. Mead’s Perspectival Realism

Martin J.

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Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, Canada

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Jack Martin

Faculty of Education, Simon Fraser University

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Toward the end of his life, George Herbert Mead developed a theory of perspectives that may be used to reinterpret his social, developmental psychology. This paper attempts such a reinterpretation, leading to the emergence of a theory of perspective taking in early childhood that looks quite different from that which is assumed in most extant work in developmental psychology. Theoretical and empirical implications of Mead’s perspectivism and perspective taking are also explored, with particular focus on questions of internalization and agency. In addition, important distinctions are drawn between Mead’s view of human development and most contemporary theories.

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Published online: April 13, 2006

Number of Print Pages: 22
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ISSN: 0018-716X (Print)
eISSN: 1423-0054 (Online)

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