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George Herbert Mead
Date of birth: 27 February 1863
Date of death: 26 April 1931
Country Of Origin: America




    George Herbert Mead (February 27,1863 – April 26,1931) was an United States philosopher, sociologist and psychologist, primarily affiliated with the University of Chicago, where he was one of several distinguished pragmatisms. He is regarded as one of the founders of social psychology. Mead was born February 27, 1863 in South Hadley, Massachusetts. He studied at Oberlin College from 1879–1883 and spent several years as a railroad surveyor prior to his enrollment in H .... (More...)
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A multiple personality is in a certain sense normal.

George Herbert Mead
Our cautious ancestors, when yawning, blocked the way to the entrance of evil spirits by putting their hands before their mouths. We find a reason for the gesture in the delicacy of manner which forbids an indecent exposure.

George Herbert Mead
I want to call attention particularly to the fact that this response of the "I" is something that is more or less uncertain.

George Herbert Mead
Our specious present as such is very short. We do, however, experience passing events; part of the process of the passage of events is directly there in our experience, including some of the past and some of the future.

George Herbert Mead
Take the situation of a scientist solving a problem, where he has certain data, which call for certain responses. Some of this set of data call for his applying such and such a law, while others call for another law.

George Herbert Mead
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