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Mead, 1936: 381). The next question, then, is how best to study talking and the inner conversation that is called mind. By the late 1800s, the power of Darwin’s evolutionary theory and the success of science in producing reliable knowledge about the physical world were leading many psychologists—and some philosophers—to approach all facets of animal and human behavior from the evolutionary point of view. Instead of 32 GEORGE HERBERT MEAD assuming that “I think, therefore I am,” Mead took the evolutionary viewpoint: We think because we have evolved as social animals with the capacity for symbolic communication, thus with the ability to speak and think symbolically (Mead, 1929a/1964: 342).

It is hoped that the reader will appreciate these limitations and not misinterpret our focus on specific topics as indicating that any specific topic is more important than the whole or that the first topics to be presented are more important than the later topics. Perhaps the easiest way to keep the whole of Mead’s system in view at once is to refer again to Figure 1 (see Chapter 1). This figure provides an overview of the whole of Mead’s theory and may help the reader see how all the components of Mead’s model are important for understanding the whole.

The general approach of behaviorism is not based on any doctrine or theory; it aims only to avoid 15 introspection [Mead, 1927a: 106]. In modern terms, this position is known as methodological behaviorism, and it is based on a commitment to objective methods more than to any specific set of findings or theories. ” “We are trying to state the experience of the individual and situations in just as common terms as we can, and it is this which gives the importance to what we call behavioristic psychology” (Mead, 1934: 39).

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