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Sara HenrySociologyJanuary 21, 2022Assignment #1Socialization is a lifelong process that occurs through socializing, through whichindividuals are taught to be proficient members of society(Griffiths, 2015). Socializationexplains the way that people come to understand social norms and acquire the values, habits, andattitudes of society.Socialization takes place through the interaction of different individuals,groups, and social institutions.Social interaction provides the means in which we are graduallyable to see ourselves as how others see us.Early social contact is necessary to develop our senseof “self”, and to accumulate the information and skills that we need to be a functioning part ofsociety.From childhood and onward is the most important context for socialization and ourindividual development.Who am I?That is a question that I have honestly never really took the time to askmyself.However, I label myself as a female member of society. I obtain the ascribed role ofsomeone’s daughter and wife.I play the role of a college student and a business owner, and Iwould say that I am a part of the lower middle class, although my role may change once I obtainmy degree and get a better paying job.Growing up my parents were a part of the middle class.We didn’t drive fancy cars or go on tropical vacations, instead we spent our time fishing,hunting, camping and being outside with friends and family, as I still do to this day.I havealways had small peer groups, as I have been considered shy my entire life. Reference groups are
groups that we feel as if we belong in them, and they are also in agreement with our ownattitudes, social norms, and behaviors.But I believe the way in which I was raised had thegreatest influence on who I am today.In order to obtain our personal beliefs, values, and social norms, we learn throughinteracting with various agents of socialization.This includes our family, peers, workplace,school, religion, and the media.I think the main agent that contributes to the socialization

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