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9.19 Notes - Topic 4 Socialization Assignments Read 81-105...

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Topic 4: Socialization 12/09/2006 14:26:00 Assignments: Read 81-105 Exam is Tuesday 9/19 I. Socialization is how we learn the intellectual, physical, and social skills needed to  function as a member of society. II. Primary vs. adult socialization Primary: when we master basics Adult: when we master new statuses and roles B. Four reasons why socialization is important It’s a mode of social control It establishes identity; how we think of our selves It helps perpetuate society It creates the capacity for “role taking and role making” o Role: bundle of expected behaviors based on a status o Role making: behave according to a role o Role taking: assuming mentally the perspective of another person Used to interpret and guide behavior Can be based on personal history Can be based largely on roles played by others Key idea: successful interaction doesn’t require personal history. It requires a 
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This note was uploaded on 10/13/2008 for the course SOCI 1101 taught by Professor Beck during the Fall '08 term at UGA.

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9.19 Notes - Topic 4 Socialization Assignments Read 81-105...

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