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sociology week 2

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sociology week 2 SOC 12002

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Date Created: 09/10/16
Sociology Jon Sheppard Chapter 4 Socialization  The process of learning to participate in group life acquisition of culture. How it impacts personality.  Without socialization humans will not learn the basic of talking, walking, and more.  Without socialization human infants cannot develop a personality. The personal and social development associated with being human is acquired through intensive and prolonged social contact with others. Looking glass  An image of oneself as an entity separate from other people that still stand today.  A self-concept based on our perception of others judgement of us. Significant others  Those whose judgement are most important to our self-concept. Role taking  The process that allows us to take the viewpoint of another individual and the respond to ourselves from that imagined viewpoint.  Role taking has 3 stage. 1) Imitation stage a. Child imitate without understanding. 2) Play Stage a. Children take role of others one at a time. 3) Game stage a. Child learn to engage in more sophisticated role taking. Freud, Erikson, and Piaget, psychological theories on personality.  According to Freud, the personality has three parts the id, the ego, and the superego. o The id is made up biologically inherited urges, impulse, and desires. o To cope with this denial of pleasure children begin to develop an ego- the conscious rational part of the personality that thinks, plans and decides. o Superego tains all the right and wrong ideas that we have learned from those close to us.  Erikson believed that personality may change at any time in life.  Piaget believed children gradually develop cognitive abilities through interaction with their social setting through the process of socialization. Total institution  Places in which residents are separated from the rest of society. Resocialization  The process of learning to adopt new norms, values, attitudes, and behaviors can begin. Reference group  A group used to evaluate oneself and form which to acquire attitudes, values, beliefs, and norms.


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