Week 4 - Socialization

Week 4 - Socialization - Socialization Def A process of...

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Socialization Def: A process of acquiring various physical, social, and mental skills necessary for survival both as an individual and a member of society. Nature vs. Nurture Childhood: (most studies) from age ~2 Adolescent (peer group) Adult Career (coworkers) Retirement Influences of TV In the U.S. TV is on for an average of 7 hrs/day (1989) Singer and Singer (1986) find that children who are heavy TV viewers respond to threats with aggression. But some TV programs have a positive influence on children. (e.g. Sesame Street). The self is a social product What nature initiates, culture accentuates. Society, nurture… Social scientists focus on nurture as a mediator for nature. Example: Race The black-white IQ gap cited in Bell Curve (1994) by Murray and Hernnstein may nt be a function of genetics (nature), but of socialization (nurture). For example, studies show that working-class whites are more intent on preparing their children to read, when compared to working-class blacks. Example: Gender
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This note was uploaded on 04/06/2008 for the course SOC 1004 taught by Professor Mdhughes during the Spring '07 term at Virginia Tech.

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