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Unformatted text preview: Sociology Notes Day5- 9/13 Socialization Overview What is Socialization? Social Construction of the Self Socialization and the Life Course Agents of Socialization The Role of Socialization Nature versus Nurture An example of extreme isolation Man in Fiji People learn the ways of society (values, norms, symbols) through interaction with others Socialization Process by which people learn the cultural practices of their social group Learn values, norms, and symbols Learn about all things of social significance (social statuses, roles, etc.) Learn to be a member of society Social Construction of the Self C.H. Cooley and The Looking Glass Self Sense of self develops from interaction with others Why do we spend so much time looking in the mirror? We want to know how we look to others! 3 Elements of the Looking Glass Self 1. We imagine how we appear to others 2. We interpret others reactions to us 3. We develop a self-concept3....
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This note was uploaded on 04/08/2008 for the course SOCL 2000 taught by Professor Slack during the Fall '07 term at LSU.
- Fall '07