EMOTIONS - SOCIALIZATION EMOTIONS Are they created by...

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SOCIALIZATION EMOTIONS Are they created by biology or by sociology? Paul Ekman studied emotions and now gets $ 600/day from large audiences to discuss it Ekman claims that there are six emotions world-wide 1. Anger 2. Disgust 3. fear 4. happiness 5. sadness 6. surprise Ekman claims that since we can tell a person’s emotion from an expression, the emotions are genetic—we express our emotions socially, repressing some, expanding others, depending on socialization—class/gender/race are all factors-- AGENTS OF SOCIALIZATION THE FAMILY— emphasized by the functionalist perspective—learn about dominant culture (language, values, beliefs, norms and attitudes)—supposed to be a source of emotional support—also establishes ethnic, racial, class, religious and regional cultural grouping from birth—each of these factors leads to different methods of socialization Social class leads to very different family structures and ambitions— working-class families perpetuate the culture of obedience, while upper-class families stress imagination and ambition-- Melvin Kohn (1977)—regarded class as the strongest socializing factor—also looked at
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EMOTIONS - SOCIALIZATION EMOTIONS Are they created by...

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