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Title: A Neo-Meadian Approach to Human Agency: Relating the Social and the Psychological in the Ontogenesis of Perspective-Coordinating Persons
Authors: Martin, Jack
Gillespie, Alex
Contact Email: alex.gillespie@stir.ac.uk
Keywords: Mead
agency
Position exchange
distanciation
Issue Date: Sep-2010
Publisher: Springer
Citation: Martin J & Gillespie A (2010) A Neo-Meadian Approach to Human Agency: Relating the Social and the Psychological in the Ontogenesis of Perspective-Coordinating Persons, Integrative Psychological and Behavioral Science, 44 (3), pp. 252-272.
Abstract: How can human agency be reconciled with bio-physical determinism? Starting with a discussion of the long standing debate between determinism and agency, we argue that the seeds of a reconciliation can be found in George Herbert Mead’s ideas concerning social acts, perspectives, differentiation, self-other interactivity, and conscious understanding. Drawing on more recent reformulations of Mead’s ideas, we present an integrated account of the ontogenesis of human agency. Human agency, we argue, should be conceptualized in terms of distanciation from immediate experience, and we show how social interactions, institutions and symbolic resources foster the development of agency in increasingly complex ways. We conclude by situating our work in relation to other developmental accounts and the larger project of theorizing and empirically supporting a compatibilist rendering of human agency as the “determined” self-determination of persons.
Type: Journal Article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1893/2575
URL: http://www.springer.com/psychology/journal/12124
DOI Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12124-010-9126-7
Rights: Published in Integrative Psychological and Behavioral Science by Springer.; The original publication is available at www.springerlink.com http://www.springerlink.com/content/8315536522325565/
Affiliation: Simon Fraser University
Psychology

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