Sociology Notes ch 4

Sociology Notes ch 4 - Socialization and the life course I....

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Socialization and the life course I. learning continues throughout our lives II. society organizes human experience according to A. childhood i. new idea B. Adolescence i. emerged as buffer between childhood and adulthood ii. teenage turbulence comes from cultural consistency 1. social contradictions 2. varies according to social background C. Adulthood i. Most accomplishments take place ii. Personalities are formed and dramatic changes cause sig. change to the self 1. early – until age 40 2. middle – between 40 and 60 a. women have more problems than men b. however, realize they will never reach earlier career goals D. Old age i. Final age of life ii. Begins around mid-60s iii. Elderly pop is growing nearly as fast as us pop as whole iv. Gerontology – study of aging of the elderly III. Aging and biology A. For most of our pop, aging begins in mid age B. Most older people are not disabled nor discouraged by their physical condition IV. Aging and culture A. Low-income countries, elderly have influence and respect
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This note was uploaded on 11/20/2008 for the course SOC 202 taught by Professor Xiauqinwuturner during the Fall '08 term at N.C. State.

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