Unformatted text preview: 4. A single rational plan exists to fulfill the goals of the institution. V. Agents of Socialization Agents of socialization are people and/or groups that influence self concepts, emotions, attitudes and behavior (Henslin, 1999:76-81) A. The Family The family is the most important of the agents of socialization . Family is responsible for, among other things, determining one's attitudes toward religion and establishing career goals . B. The School The school is the agency responsible for socializing groups of young people in particular skills and values in our society. C. Peer Groups Peers refer to people who are roughly the same age and/or who share other social characteristics (e.g., students in a college class). D. The Mass Media E. Other Agents: Religion, Work Place, The State...
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- Fall '10
- Sociology, Erving Goffman, total institutions