Socialization lecture Notes - SOCIALIZATION: FOCUS Theories...

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SOCIALIZATION: FOCUS Theories of childhood socializationAgents of socializationSocialization through the life courseDilemmas of childhood and adolescent socializationResocialization and total institutionsSOCIALIZATION: TWO TYPESPrimary socialization: Occurs in childhood - Lays foundation that influences self-concept andinvolvement in social lifeSecondary socialization: Learning that occurs after people have undergone primary socialization - Ongoing
THEORIES OF CHILDHOOD SOCIALIZATIONCharles Horton Cooley (1864-1929)“LOOKING-GLASS SELF” Our first images of self come from significantothers (e.g., parents) and the primary group(e.g., the family)W.I. Thomas - The Self-fulfilling prophecy “Situations we define as real become real in their consequences.”Mead’s Theory of the Self Key conceptsThe “I”: Subjective and impulsiveor activeaspect of the self that is present from birth.The “me”: Objective component of the self that emerges as people communicate symbolically and learn to take the role of the other- emergesas part of the self during social interaction;

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Term
Fall
Professor
KarenSmart
Tags
Sociology, Childhood Socialization, Dilemmas of childhood, childhood Lays foundation, adolescent socialization

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