Socialization Notes - Socialization a lifelong process of...

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Socialization: a lifelong process of social interaction through individuals acquire self- identity and the physical, mental, and social skills needed for survival in society. Agents of socialization: persons, groups or institutions that teach is what we need to know in order to participate in society. Functionalist Perspective - Schools 1. Socialization: teaching students to be productive members of society 2. transmission of culture 3. social control and personal development 4. the selection, training, and placement of individuals on different rungs in the society. Conflict Theorists - Schools Believe in hidden curriculum that teaches working and lower students to be neat, on time, quiet, patient, and remain attentive to their work; later used in the workforce. Mass Media 1. inform us about events 2. introduce us to a wide variety of people 3. they provide an array of viewpoints on current issues 4. make us aware of products and services that, if we purchase them, supposedly will help us to be accepted by others 5. entertain us by providing the opportunity to live vicariously (through other people's experiences) Television -98% of homes in the US have at least one. 1. observational learning theory states that we observe the behavior of another person and repeat the behavior ourselves 2. catharsis theory states that televised materialism and violence provide viewers a vicarious outlet for their own greed or aggressiveness. Sigmund Freud
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This note was uploaded on 09/12/2011 for the course SYG 2000 taught by Professor Ford during the Spring '08 term at University of Central Florida.

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