SOC Topic 6 - SOC Topic 6 Socialization 1 Socialization a...

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SOC Topic 6: Socialization 1) Socialization a) Process of social integration by which people acquire: i) Knowledge ii) Attitudes iii) Values iv) Behaviors b) Essential for effective participation in society c) Includes i) Internalization of culture and results in a human being becoming a social being 2) Issues in socialization a) Nature vs. Nurture b) Social Communication c) Communication-process by which people transmit info, ideas, attitudes and mental states to one another i) Verbal comm. (1) Communication occurs through language ii) Nonverbal comm. (1) Less than half of social meanings are communicated verbally d) Definition of the situation i) Interpretation or meaning we give to our immediate circumstances ii) The Thomas Theorem (1) If people define situations as real, they are real in their consequences 3) The Self a) Set of concepts a person uses to define who he or she is b) We learn these concepts and their application to us in social interaction c) Some associated ideas:
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i) Self-image (1) Is transitory ii) Self-conception (1) Is stable iii) Self-evaluation (1) +/- aspects
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