Topic%206%20-%20Socialization - Socialization Why (or more...

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1 Socialization Why (or more precisely how) do we become who we are? Socialization Socialization is the life-long process of social interaction through which individuals acquire a self-identity and the physical, mental & social skills needed for survival in a given society The process of socialization is quite similar across cultures - but the content varies greatly ! Socialization Major Agents of Socialization z Family z School z Manifest z Latent z Peer group z Mass media z Workplace z State z Religion z Daycare z Sports
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2 Cooley and the Looking Glass Self z We Imagine How We Appear to Others z We Interpret Others’ Reactions z We Develop a Self-Concept The way in which a person’s sense of self is derived from the perception of others. Key Concepts of Socialization Anticipatory Socialization Rehearses for future positions, occupations, or social relationships z Examples ? Mead and Role-Taking
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This note was uploaded on 12/22/2010 for the course PHIL 1104 taught by Professor Larvy during the Spring '09 term at UConn.

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Topic%206%20-%20Socialization - Socialization Why (or more...

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