Toward a General Theory of Action
by Parsons, Talcott; Shils, Edward (1962)
“Once an organized system of interaction between ego and alter becomes stabilized, they build up reciprocal expectations of each other's action and attitudes which are the nucleus of what may be called role-expectations. Alter expects ego to behave in given situational conditions in certain relatively specific ways, or at least within relatively specific limits” (p.19)
KeywordsSocial Science, Action Theory, Social Relations, Social Integration, Conflict, Sociology, Psychology, Ego
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