Socialization across the Life Course

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Socialization across the Life Course Socialization is a continuing, lifelong process. All societies have to deal with the  life course  that  begins with conception and continues through old age and ultimately death.  Role socialization  involves  anticipatory socialization,  altering roles, and exiting from roles. Childhood.  Though societies differ in their definitions of childhood, they all begin  the socialization process as soon as possible. Children display people-oriented  responses at very early ages and develop very quickly in other ways. The "social  capital" contained within a family's environment is of vital consequence in channeling  and shaping children's futures. Adolescence.  In much of the world, adolescence is not a socially distinct period  in the human life span. Children in many countries are socialized to assume adult  responsibilities by age 13 and even younger, sometimes by way of 
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This note was uploaded on 11/17/2011 for the course SCIE SYG2000 taught by Professor Bernhardt during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.

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