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Socialization A society’s survival depends on its members passing down the characteristics of the society. Yet no one is biologically born with these social characteristics; therefore, socialization provides a long since-birth progress to a member. One becomes a member of the society and a human being of the world through socialization. Social interaction in early age is especially important for one’s development of social sense. According to Charles Horton Cooley, Socialization is an active give-and-take progress between at least two people. One first imagines how his action will be treated or considered by the others, as if he’s looking at himself on a third person’s view, then imagines how the other people will react to him this appearance, and emerges some self-feeling. The looking-glass imagination shapes one’s behavior through his interactions with other groups. To George Herbert Mead, one’s social self is a product of the interaction of one’s “I” and “Me.” The Me sees one as an object and the I is the actor. In summary, “I” makes suggestion, “Me” considers it and adjusts it, then “I” acts it. However, the “I” and “Me” is a result of socialization. A child first learns the “I” through gaming by
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This note was uploaded on 05/04/2008 for the course SOC 2 taught by Professor Jones during the Winter '08 term at UC Davis.

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