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SocializationIntroduction to SociologyBy Autumn MayfieldFebruary 27, 2022
Who am I?My name is Autumn Mayfield, and I was raised in small-town Corydon, Indiana.I am one of three children, I have an older sister by 10 years, and a little sister by 8 years. Myrole and status in my society includes being a single mother, daughter, full time healthcareworker, and a student at American Public University.Growing up in a family of three children with me being the middle child, I was bornto stand out and succeed to my full potential. Problems and disappointments in my youth werethe building blocks and foundation for my strength, and willpower to succeed and be a strongwoman within my society. Although we rarely went to church, my parents raised us to beChristians. Our entire family however would always get together, grill out, have a fire going,four wheelers, those kinds of activities on the weekends. During the week we would always havefamily dinner at the table, that was very important.My mother is a Licensed Nurse, and as a child I dreamed of following her footsteps,and becoming a nurse myself. I have always had an ardent desire to help others, and a heart fullof compassion. I am currently a Certified Nursing Assistant, which I obtained a fewmonths shyof turning 17 in 2017. I am looking at completing QMA classes this summer to help me grow,while I continue with my healthcare education currently. Eventually I will make it to my dreamof having my BSN in nursing!Growing up in a tight-knit family was an incredible experience; however, like many,we had our downfalls. My mother was always drinking, which caused arguments between mytwo parents. They always worked hard to provide for us, and they never missed any events I ormy siblings had. However this would still cause stress throughout the household. My dad had astrange temper, and it was always like walking on eggshells around him so most of the time Iwould want to go to my friends, instead of vice versa.Agent of Socialization: FamilyFamily is the primary agent of socialization, and was my first role within societyas a child. My parents, my maternal grandparents, my siblings, and all my extended family hashelped me with various things growing up, and still today. They have taught me how to talk,walk, care for myself, teach my life lessons, have an influence on my choices, etc. Through thisagent of socialization, I was able to learn and grow with the assistance of my family. I learnedthe expectations and the societal norms within society, and began to understand my role withinsociety.

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