Sociology Chapter 5 Vocab

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Sociology Chapter 5 Vocab
2015-04-07 23:08:13
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Chapter 5 vocab
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  1. Personality
    The sum total of behaviors, attitudes, beliefs, and values that are characteristic of an individual
  2. Heredity
    transmission of genetic characteristics from parent to child
  3. instinct
    unchanging biologically inherited behavior pattern
  4. Sociobiology
    systematic study of the biological basis of all social behavior
  5. aptitude
    capacity to learn a particular skill or acquire a particular body of knowledge
  6. Feral children
    wild or untamed children
  7. Socialization
    The interactive process through which people learn the basic skills, values, beliefs, and behavior patterns of a society
  8. Self
    conscious awareness of processing a distinct identity that separates you and your environment from other members of society
  9. looking glass self
    interactive process by which we develop an image of ourselves based on how we imagine we appear to others
  10. role taking
    anticipate what others expect of us
  11. significant others
    people closest to us
  12. generalized other
    internalized attitudes expectations and viewpoints of society
  13. me
    part of yourself that is aware of the expectations and attitudes of society
  14. I
    unsocialized, spontaneous, self interested component of personality
  15. Agents of socialization
    describe the specific individuals, groups, and institutions that enable socialization to take place
  16. peer group
    primary group composed of individuals of roughly equal age and similar social characteristics
  17. mass media
    instruments of communication that reach large audiences with no personal contact between those sending the information and those receiving it
  18. total institution
    settling in which people are isolated from the rest of society for a set period of time and are subject to tight control. prisons etc
  19. resocialization
    break with past experiences and learning of new values and norms