5 - 11/5/10 Political Socialization o You become who you...

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11/5/10 Political Socialization o You become who you hang around with Primacy What is learned first, sticks with you Doesn’t have to be learned early in your life Persistence Principle that political lessons, values, and attitudes learned early in life tend to structure political learning later on in life o Agents of Socialization Family Religious Groups Peer Groups Educational System Professors lean left The Media Radio-conservative TV and Newspaper- liberal Generation Effect Younger citizens are influenced by events in such a fashion that their attitudes and beliefs are forever rendered distinct from those of older generation. Period Effects An event that influences the attitudes and beliefs of people of all ages o 9/11 Life cycle Effect Attitudes that change, as one ages no matter the time period or generation. One’s hair turning gray is a life cycle effect Declining Trust In recent years, public opinion polls have shown a decrease
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This note was uploaded on 12/07/2011 for the course POLS 207 taught by Professor Peterson during the Fall '07 term at Texas A&M.

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5 - 11/5/10 Political Socialization o You become who you...

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