Interactionist concepts and explanations of human behavior prevalent among major psychological theory groups are traced in relationship to the symbolic interactionist principles of emergence, voluntarism, and process. I argue that most theory central to psychology is interactionist in nature; that central tenets of symbolic interactionism are woven throughout psychological theory; and that the same interactionist premises can equally form the foundation for clinical sociology as a form of sociological practice.
Billson, Janet Mancini
"Society and Self: A Symbolic Interactionist Framework for Sociological Practice,"
Clinical Sociology Review:
1, Article 11.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.wayne.edu/csr/vol12/iss1/11