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SOC 174 Notes

by: Kayla Sheldon

SOC 174 Notes Soc 174

Kayla Sheldon
Socialization and Personality
Dr. Quintella

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Socialization and Personality
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Date Created: 01/25/16
Socialization Becoming Human Overview Socialization is how we learn to become a member of social world Occurs primarily through interaction with others Lifelong process 0 computer analogy Software cultural beliefssocial rules Installation program socialization Why is socialization important 0 Micro we learn ways of thinking talking and acting from others 0 Way we develop our self concept MesoMacro members of society are socialized to support the existing social structure 0 Ways we pass culture on to the next generation Types of Socializations o Primaryre ection of self learning cultural attitudesexpectations 0 Way we become part of society 0 Secondary become part of group 0 What are some groups you ve had to learn about before or while becoming a part of them 0 Anticipatory learning skills for future roles o What are some ways you ve experienced anticipatory socialization Gender Socialization learning acceptable behaviors Media plays a strong role in how we view each other and ourselves o Racial Socialization messages amp practices about one s group 0 Article quotBlack armorquot black males dress professionally to avoid negative attention amp pretty much safe from quotgetting shot 125 Socialization cont Emotions quotFeeling Normsquot socially constructed 0 Can feelings be taught Can feelings be labeled Feelings an innate response to things that happen to us Feeling norms norms that prescribe intensity duration and target of emotions consider a situation where your feelings seemed inappropriate recall the conversation you had with yourself about the experience 0 How or what made your feelings inappropriate 0 Who are you comparing yourself to Recall a situation where you were confused about what you were feeHng 0 Who did you talk to and why 0 How did they de ne the situation with or for you How is learning feeling norms anticipatory socialization How is learning feeling norms gender socialization Can learning feeling norms be racial socialization Lowering expressions of aggression so you can lower chances of drawing attention thinking you ll be racially pro led o quotThe Angry Black Womanquot feeling norms applied to racial minority groups Emotional Labor 0 When we take our private feelings and structure them whatever the societal norm or expectation is Commonly at work 0 Jobs that require emotional regulation 0 Social worker teacher waiter customer relations etc How do learning to control your emotions lead to quotemotional capitalquot 0 Emotional capital is a skill How does emotional labor affect quotauthentic emotional engagementquot Reference Groups 0 Real or imaginary groups that are used as our lter for thoughts and actions quotGeneralized otherquot or the quotgreat 39they in the sky shadows and shapes our perspectives and de nitions of s ua ons o WWJD 12716 Review Part of existing in society is learning what is appropriate behavior The learning process begins with quotnamingquot in interaction with other people We then learn to think about ourselves in terms if the names from others Cooley Looking glass self Selfre ected appraisals 0 We imagine how we appear to someone 0 Then we imagine how that person judges us 0 Attach feelings to that imagined judgment using that person as a mirror for ourselves WHAT WE THINK TH EY RE REFLECTING BACK TO US How do we know whether people s reactions to us are accurate or not what you think people are thinking of you are NOT CORRELATED with people s actual perceptions of you 0 Dove experiment youaremorebeautifulthanyouthinnk exp Scar Face 0 People tted with a fake facial scar were told they are to be interviewed to see how their scar in uences the way they are treated 0 Before interview they removed the scar without them knowing After interview participants said the interviewer behaved negatively because of their quotdeformityquot 0 quotWe don t see the world as it is we see the world as we arequot Cooley s concept Mead Seeing ourselves as objects 0 I Our impulses our raw selves reacts to the quotmequot 0 Me Overseer the one who controls or gives an ideal image generalized other 0 Social experience makes this conversation possible Reference Groups 0 Groups we associate with ampor who are important to us 0 Can be real or imaginary Can operate oppositional as well groups which we focus being against or the opposite form We quotmanage our impressionquot Goffman All of these aspect of the self then play out in interaction with others 0 We seek to participate in the view others have of us 0 quotI don t want you to think that I m rude butquot 0 quotI m not racist butquot 0 quotThat s not me that s not how I really amquot We front to de ne situation for ourselves and others 0 Act in a certain manner quotStagequot the self by building expectations upholding social interactions based upon knowledge of that self


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