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Socialization1SocializationIntroduction to SociologyDecember 24, 2017
Socialization2Who am I? My name is Jessica Munson, and I was born in small-town Southborough, Massachusetts.I am one of five children, I have an older sister, a twin brother, a little brother and a little sister. My role and status in my society includes being a wife, daughter, mother, girl scout leader, and student at American Military University. Growing up in a family of five children, I was born to stand out and succeed to my full potential. Problems and disappointments in my youth were the building blocks and foundation for my strength and willpower to succeed and be a strong woman within society. My parents raised us Catholic, and family was of extreme importance. Any reason for a family get together, meant having our immediate family, aunts, uncles, cousins (everyone for that matter) over whether it be the holidays, birthday party, or a typical Saturday night family dinner. It was important for us all to get together, play, socialize, catch up, and most importantly bring the family together.My mother is a Registered Nurse, and as a child I dreamed of following her footsteps andbecoming a nurse myself. I have always had an ardent desire to help others, and a heart full of compassion. I am currently a mother of three children, and am just beginning to pursue my dreams of becoming a Registered Nurse. Growing up in a tight-knit family was an incredible experience; however, like many, we had our own downfalls. My father was a severe alcoholic, which put a damper on most events. He always worked hard to provide for us, and he never missed one of my sporting events or girl scout campouts. However, on his down time he was always home drinking until he passed out,
Socialization3which made it embarrassing and impossible to have friends over. Unfortunately, he lost his battleto alcoholism two years ago, and never got to meet my daughters. As an individual, socialization has affected me since my youth, and educated me on how to function in my social world. This learning process can occur through the agents of socialization. The four agents of socialization that apply to me include family, school, peer groups, and mass media.Agent of Socialization: FamilyFamily is the primary agent of socialization, and was my first role within society as a child. My parents, my maternal grandparents, my siblings, and all my extended family has helped me growing up. They have taught me how to talk, how to walk, how to get dressed, and

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