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The influence of media in the process of socialization It is well known, that human infants are born without any culture . It means that, for example, a baby born in America will act in the same way as the baby born in New Zealand . However when kids start growing up, they become more or less different from each other . They are being taught certain things by their parents, friends, teachers and other people . These things they learn are different in every culture, but the general process of acquiring culture is known as socialization . There are four processes of socialization: observation, direct teaching, behavioral feedback and internalization . Observation is a process where child is learning by observing other people do something and imitating them . Direct teaching is a process where child is directly contacting with someone, for example speaking, and new or unclear things are explained to him or her . Behavioral feedback is a process where child is looking for other people reaction after he did something . If he sees, that reaction is normal, he will know that it is perfectly O.K. to do that thing, while if he will see that other people are scared or angry, he will understand that it is a bad thing to do . Finally, internalization is a process where child is getting knowledge through social interactions . If you will speak about the same thing again and again with your child, he will start to understand it and think about that thing in higher, more abstract levels after some time . Now, when we know about each of these processes, we can decide which of them are included in media’s influence to socialization . In my opinion, both observation and internalization are
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This note was uploaded on 04/14/2008 for the course PSY Dont know taught by Professor Holub during the Fall '07 term at University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson.

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