that some learn new things Especially since this part of our lives are spent in

That some learn new things especially since this part

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that some learn new things. Especially since this part of our lives are spent in school and taken over by media, these two have a big role on how people act in society. Secondary groups Adult S Family as an agent can be seen by The social class Race and ethnicity Sex The nature of the family can change the way you experience a family What you learn from one agent can be reinforced by another agent just like how one can be put into question Significance Teach the culture Language, beliefs, values and skills of the society Develop our sense of understanding others Create an ideal self, the social self - the identity we possess as individuals Theoretical framework Theories of the self The social context shapes social interaction and behaviour Culture and behaviour Daily experiences of individuals (micro-level issues) Charles H. Cooley Reality through observations, imaginations, meanings or interpretations Looking -Glass-Self
Society serves as a mirror in which we see a reflection of ourselves through the mirror (society) George H Mead Self and Self Development The self is an acting organism Able to process information, interpret and act Creative and not bound necessarily by culture The self I and Me I Unorganized aspect of the self Spontaneous Impulsive Me Organized aspect of self Thoughtful Creativity The generalized other How society institutions are set up and how they act The stages - preparatory etc Resocialization Learning new norms, values, attitudes (mostly adults) Forms Voluntary Out of free will Involuntary Against a person’s wishes, normally in a total institution (Goffman) Selected concepts Social status (e.g. ascribed, achieved) Position in society Ascribed position means a position given by birth Social roles (e.g. role conflict, role strain) Social roles are your expectations, responsibilities attached to your position Role conflict is when your behaviour is in conflict with your expectations Social institutions and groups Social institutions (organized patterns and practices) ex: Correctional, Health, Law Enforcement, Educational, Politics are all institutions. Primary group Small Informal warmth Secondary group Formal
Goal oriented Specialists Written rules Secondary groups can turn into formal organizations Formal organization Social units deliberately constructed to seek specific goals; highly structured framework; goals can be reconstructed in response to social change Max Weber and organizational theory Power The ability to achieve one’s goal despite opposition or resistance Authority Legitimate ability to issue command which others are expected to obey Types of authority Traditional Long-standing social practices Ex: monarchy, the Queen Charismatic Personal attributes, like oratory and warmth Ex: politicians, religion leaders, Rational-legal Written laws, rules and procedure Ex: police, teachers, Bureaucracy as a formal organization

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