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Unformatted text preview: what do sociologists have to say about But, what do sociologists have to say about socialization?
Remember that sociologists see things through the lens of social groups. Of course, even child development can be combine the individual in the group.
George Herbert Mead say development through “play”. Mead thought that kids went through three Mead thought that kids went through three distinct stages involving first independent play, then parallel play, and then gaming.
Through this process the child learns how to be a social actor. They learn how to be “me”.
They learn their own role and the roles of others. Think about a child learning how to play the game of Tball or soccer. Fromhis research Mead coined two terms From his research Mead coined two terms that most everyone has heard of but may not know where the came from:
1. “Generalized other” – the general values and moral rules of the culture in which they are developing.
2. “Significant other” – the specific values and moral rules of those most influential (parents especially) in a child’s life. Other sociologists describe socialization as Other sociologists describe socialization as occurring in more broad phases with many different individuals called...
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This document was uploaded on 02/10/2014.
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