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Internet, video game, personal stereos (ipods, etc), and cell phones – do these devices impair the development of social skills in children and adolescents? Section 2 – Socialization and the Self Functionalist perspective on socialization – groups work together to socialize children. They teach the same norms, beliefs and values in order to keep society from fragmenting. Conflict perspective on socialization – socialization perpetuates the status quo. People learn to accept their social status from birth. They will not challenge the class structure due to their socialization. Symbolic interactionism perspective – human nature is a product of society. Self-concept – having an identity separate from other people. Looking-glass self – people judge themselves by imaging how others will react to them. 1. We imagine how we appear to others 2. We imagine the reactions of others to our (imagined) appearance. 3. We evaluate ourselves according to how we imagine others have judged us.
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Unformatted text preview: Distortion in the looking glass – our judgment may be incorrect but our conclusion can still damage sense of self (or over-exaggerate it!). Significant others – those whose judgments we consider to be most important. We use these people as looking glasses more than others. Role taking – allows us to see ourselves through the eyes of someone else. We can anticipate what others will say or do and react accordingly. George Mead’s three stages of role taking: 1. Imitation stage – children begin to imitate behaviors without understanding why 1 ½ to 2 yrs old. 2. Play stage – children act in ways they imagine other people would (teacher, policeman) 3-4 yrs old. 3. Game stage – children anticipate the actions of others based on social rules. 5 yrs and up. Generalized other – an integrated conception of the norms, values, and beliefs of society. It is wrong in principle to be dishonest or to cheat....
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This note was uploaded on 11/08/2011 for the course SCIE SYG2000 taught by Professor Bernhardt during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.

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