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Chapter 6 Socialization and Social Roles
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Socialization is Humans learning to be humans To be “made social” Socialization is developmental stages + learning/exposure Potty training, reading, playing soccer… My wife vs. me… reading interesting example
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Suppressing Development Humans raised in isolation fail to develop into humans – feral (untamed) children Famous Skeels and Dye study of orphanage infants (1939) Experiment – some orphanage kids removed – “parented” by mildly retarded 4 years later, showed improvement Conclusion: infants who were unattended and unstimulated in orphanages failed to develop normally.
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Accelerating Development Reasons to doubt claims about accelerating “Mozart effect”? 1993 Nature article – received national attention Classical music and IQ? – short term effect? Was an experimental design Likely a statistical fluke – no studies could replicate
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Developmental psych issues important
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This note was uploaded on 02/11/2011 for the course SYG 2000 taught by Professor Joos during the Spring '08 term at University of Florida.

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Chap 6 (social) - Chapter 6 Socialization and Social Roles...

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