Lecture Notes - L ecture Political Socialization 1....

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Lecture Political Socialization 1. Political Socialization is a process through which we learn political orientations. We learn three basic orientations: 1. Values (basic preferences, like honesty is the best policy or people should be treated fairly) 2. Attitudes (immediate preferences, like which candidates we might prefer, or policy preferences) 3. Beliefs (factual material, like the number of Congressmen, or their terms, or the content of laws) The socialization process is life-long, but most learning occurs early on in life. 1. Political Socialization proceeds through three main processes: 1. direct transmission (instruction through punishment and reward) 2. modeling (watching others and adopting their views and characteristics) 3. generalization (adapting behaviors and attitudes learned in one setting to another) 2. There are different styles of learning as well: 1. manifest (intended political learning) 2. latent (incidental political learning) 3. One sub-process of P.S. is elite socialization, which occurs
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This note was uploaded on 02/07/2011 for the course POLI SCI, 1040 taught by Professor Elizabeth during the Spring '09 term at North Texas.

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Lecture Notes - L ecture Political Socialization 1....

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