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Chapter 3 Socialization and the Life Course
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Nature vs. Nurture Blank slate (tabula rasa) Feral children Most fundamental skills must be taught
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Socialization Socialization is the process through which people learn language, mobility, values and behavior
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Agents of Socialization Agents of Socialization  are those who  pass on social expectations. Family Media Peers Religion Sports Schools
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The Family The family serves as a major agent of socialization, especially of the young.
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Peers Peers are an important agent of socialization. Young girls and boys learn society’s images of what they are supposed to be through the socialization process.
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The Media The media influence our ideas about nearly all dimensions of social life, including gender roles and the likelihood of being a victim of crime and violence.
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The Changing Use of the Media
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Religion Children tend to develop the same religious beliefs as their parents. Very often those who disavow religion return to
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This note was uploaded on 04/20/2009 for the course SOCIOLOGY 1010 taught by Professor Morresy during the Spring '09 term at Toledo.

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