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Chapter 4 Summary and Learning Objectives Socialization is the process through which people learn the attitudes, values, and actions appropriate for members of a particular culture. This chapter examined the role of socialization in human development; the way in which people develop perceptions, feelings, and beliefs about themselves; the lifelong nature of the socialization process; and the important agents of socialization. 1. Socialization affects the overall cultural practices of a society; it also shapes the images that we hold of ourselves. 2. Heredity and environmental factors interact in influencing the socialization process. 3. In the early 1900s, Charles Horton Cooley advanced the belief that we learn who we are by interacting with others, a phenomenon he called the looking-glass self. 4. George Herbert Mead, best known for his theory of the self, proposed that as people mature, their selves begin to reflect their concern about reactions from others—both generalized others
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This note was uploaded on 06/10/2008 for the course SOC 101 taught by Professor Taylor during the Spring '08 term at Ohio University- Athens.

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Chapter 4 - Chapter 4 Summary and Learning Objectives...

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