September 23 - school or from peers? o Your parents might...

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September 23, 2010 Intro to Sociology What are some “agents” of socialization? Family Neighborhood Religion Workplace Peer groups Day care Community groups (boy/girl scouts) Television Mass media Is day care beneficial or detrimental to a person’s development? It depends- there is benefits like social interaction with peers and staff, opportunities for development and learning. Which agents of socialization do you think are most influential in a person’s socialization? Religion- where we get most of our values and beliefs from Depends on the person- some people derive a lot from mass media influence. Can you provide an example of contradictions between socialization you received at home and that you received at
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Unformatted text preview: school or from peers? o Your parents might teach you one way of life, but your friends encourage you to adopt another way of life. o Parents encourage you not to drink; friends may encourage you to drink. Are boys and girls socialized differently? o Yes! Sports, dolls, jobs, roles very large differences. What would you guess is re-socialization? If you move to a new area, you have to learn their customs, norms, values, etc. If youve been active in the war, you often go through re-socialization courses when you return home. Total institutions do re-socializations: prisons & boot camp....
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