Impact on children anna genie orphans years of

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Impact on children: Anna, Genie, Orphans­Years of isolation left children damaged and after intensive rehabilitation effort onlycapable of approximating a normal life.­Anna was permanently damaged; Genie’s language remained that of a child.­Orphanage study shows socialization is sometimes a matter of life or death­­1/3 of theorphans died.The SelfOne’s identity, comprising a set of learned values and attitudes that develops through socialinteraction and defines one’s self­imageGeorge Herbert Mead (1863­1931)Self develops only with social experience.Social experience is the exchange of symbols.­Use of symbols allows humans to conceive of themselves in relation to others.Understanding intention requires imagining the situation from the other’s point of view.­byrole­taking, we become self­aware.Mead ContinuedI,the element of the self that is spontaneous, creative, impulsive and at timesunpredictable.Me,helps to control theI,the self­reflective part of the consciousness that thinks abouthow to behaveGeneralized other,the attitudes, viewpoints and expectations of society that areinternalizedCharles Horton Cooley (1864­1929)Looking glass self:­Others represent a mirror in which we see ourselves.find more resources at oneclass.comfind more resources at oneclass.com
­Our self­image is based on how we think others see us.­First images of self comes from significant others, who are a part of ourprimary group.Du Bois: Double Consciousness­ Double consciousness­ refers to a sense of self that is, in part, defined by others.­ Du Bois applied this term to African Americans specifically.To whom might we apply this in Canada?Agents of SocializationThe individuals, groups, and social institutions that together help people to become functioningmembers of society. (Intentional and non­intentional):­Families­Education­Peer groups­Mass MediaFamiliesFamilies are by far the most important agents of socialization.Families are largely responsible for children’s emerging identities, self­esteem, andpersonalities.Our first introduction to gender roles often occur in the family.Socialization within the families varies by social class and by ‘race’.EducationPrimary task is to train, instruct, or school individuals in a variety of aspects of thedominant culture both in the formal content of the curriculum and the classroom, but alsoin the less formal way called thehidden curriculum:­The unconscious, informal, and unwritten norms and rules that reinforce and maintainsocial conventions.Peer GroupsConsist of people who are closely related in age and share similar interests.­Often a child’s first experience in a situation that is not dominated by adults and thus thechild has more flexibility to explore interactive processes.

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