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SYG 2000 section 9297 Introduction to Sociology Georgia Bianchi [email protected]
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Today: A&T chapter 3: Socialization
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Socialization The process of learning a culture Learning to be “human” Socialization is the process through which people  learn the expectations of society. Roles  are the expected behavior associated with a  given status in society.
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What is Human Nature? v Nature vs. Nurture – or both? v Feral Children v Isolated Children - Isabelle v Institutionalized Children – Skeels and  Dye
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These examples show us… - Little or no social interaction during formative years  impedes developing humanness - Critical period for language acquisition: Genie vs.  Isabelle - Language and culture In Sum:  Society Makes Us Human
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Consequences of Socialization Socialization establishes self-concepts. Socialization creates the capacity for role taking. Socialization creates the tendency for people to act in  socially acceptable ways. Socialization makes people bearers of culture.
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Agents of Socialization Agents of Socialization  are those who pass  on social expectations. Family Media Peers Religion Sports
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Society’s Socialization Agents
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Agents of Socialization: The Family Families introduce children to the  expectations of society.  symbols and values Subtle Socialization: not all  socialization is verbal The Family and Social Class
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The values represented in the media have a great  effect on what we think and who we come to be. Analysts estimate that by age 
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