John Fordyce Markey. "Table of Contents" The
Symbolic Process and Its Integration in Children: A Study in Social Psychology. New
York: Harcourt Brace and Company (1928).
To the best of our knowledge, this book contains
the first reference to the rubric "social behaviourist," the
designation used by Charles W. Morris to characterize Mead's perspective in the
title he gave to the edited version of Mead's lectures in social psychology — Mind
Self and Society from the Standpoint of a Social Behaviorist. In his
introduction to that text, a note on page xv makes this comment on Markey's
"A position essentially akin to Mead's is developed by
John F. Markey, The Symbolic Process and Its Integration in Children.
Mead remarked that he thought the account was, however, oversimplified. Mead's
distinction between non-significant and significant symbols is not the same as
the foregoing distinction of sign and symbol, since the former two are both
social. Section 23 contains a hint of Mead's distinction and the nature of the
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