sociology ch 5
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what is human nature?
nature vs. nurture debate
are we the way we are because of genetics or because our sociolization
the process of sociolization?
the process of learning and internalizing beliefs, values, and norms of our social group.
process begins at birth
language helps facilitate socialization
what is self?
the self is our personal identity that is different from others
it is created through interaction through out our lives
Agents of socialization
are social groups that provide structured situations where socialization occurs.
Major agents include:
the family agent
•The family is the single most significant agent of socialization in all societies and teaches us the basic values and norms that shape our identity.
provide education and socialize us throug hidden agendas that teaches many behaviors that will be important in life
provide different social skills and often become more important than family agents
has become an important agent of socialization that often supper seeds all other agents
procees of replacing values and norms with new ones
institution that cuts individuals off from the rest of society
postion in society that comes with expectations
when we are born a certain way, it is unlikely we will change
status we have earned through individual effort
when the roles of one status clas with another role
when roles associated with a single staus clash
sociology ch 5