2-19 - Socialization and Personality I. Socialization...

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Socialization and Personality I. Socialization implied that the individual acquires a commitment to the norms, values, beliefs, and behavioral patterns of his or her society. We internalize the expectations A. The sociologist holds that the individual’s personality within it the context of group membership. B. To be considered fully human must be member of society or at least have some contact with at least one other person C. Feral Children (world means “untamed”)—“raised by wolves” 1. Victor the Wild Boy of Aveyron —1799 Jean Itard—tried to help me learn a. Discovered at age 17, Victor had never learned more than 3 words when he died at age 40. Never walked upright 2. Ann and Isabelle a. Anna discovered at 6. Died at 11 and only developed motor skills of a 2 year old b. Isabelle also discovered at 6. Had some contact with mother. By 8 she had normal skills. Also died young. 3.
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This note was uploaded on 04/29/2009 for the course SOCI 101 taught by Professor Rosenblaum during the Spring '08 term at George Mason.

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