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SOCI 108 Introduction to Sociology Module 3 Exam 1. Define primary verses secondary sources. Provide three examples of each type and explain how they contribute to identity development. Primary socialization are things that are part of you from childbirth, things that you don't subscribe that are out of your choices e.g. family, gender, race, social class, physical characteristics a. Family is the first contact we have with socialization for most people. There, we learn about ourselves and how to relate with others. Most of our characters are developed in our families as young children b. Race affects the way we see ourselves and how others see us. It creates in us feelings of being part of groups. It affects our way of life. c. Gender helps people to identify themselves as females or males. This can also affect the roles that we take on in life from a tender age – it most times affect how we dress, the games we love to play, etc. Secondary Socialization Forces are things that people voluntary choose e.g. school, work, religion, media/technology, relationship with peers, etc. a. Relationship with peers: It contribute to our identity development as we relate with people that we have a lot of things in common or that we desire to associate with b. Religion: Affects our way of life in accordance to the norms of the religion we practice, it also influences some of our family culture like marriage and childbirth c.

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