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Chapter Questions 2 - necessary for infants to be around...

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Studies of feral, isolated, and institutionalized children tell us that the social environment is a crucial factor in a child’s development into a functional member of society. We learn that humans don’t have a natural language, as in the case of Isabella. High intelligence is dependence upon early close relationships with other humans, as studied by Skeels and Dye. We also learn that close bonds, teaching language and the ability to be sociable, must occur during early development because there is a point in life that these traits are not longer able to be properly learned, as in the case of Genie. Based on these studies, we conclude that children really do need parents in order to develop normally and it is
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Unformatted text preview: necessary for infants to be around adult human beings to become human themselves. Social structure is defined as the framework that surrounds us, consisting of the relationships of people and groups to one another, which give direction to and set limits on behavior. The macrosociological perspective uses social structure and ones location within, including ones culture, social class, social status, role, and group, in order to better understand human behavior. These factors are a key element in the outcome of a persons perceptions, attitudes, and behaviors because they limit exposure to experiences through which they learn such traits....
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This note was uploaded on 11/13/2010 for the course SOC SOC 201 taught by Professor Gottschalk during the Spring '07 term at Peru State.

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