role taking

(noun) The process of assuming the role of another individual to understand their point of view.

Example: “To walk a mile in someone’s shoes” or to employ the sociological imagination.

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Usage Notes:

  • Plural: role takings
  • The terms role and social role are used interchangeably in a sociological context.
  • Variant form: role-taking
  • Role taking used in a sentence: I struggle with role taking but I know it is a valuable part of sociological work.

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