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ch 5,6,7

sociology ch 5,6,7,

personality sum total of behaviors, attitudes, beliefs, and values that are characteristic of an individual
heredity the transmission of genetic characteristics from parent to children
instinct an unchanging biologically inherited behavior pattern
aptitude capacity to learn a particular skill or acquire a particular body of knowledge
feral children wild or untamed children
institutionalization sociologists have also studied of children living in institutions such as orphanages and hospitals. these children show some of their characteristics of isolated children. They are children who lack at caring environment and develop their mental, physical
socialization the interactive process through which people learn the basic skills, values, beliefs and behavior patterns of society.
self conscious awareness of posessing distinct indentity that seperates you and your environment from other members of society.
looking glass self refers to the interactive process by which we develop an image of ourselves based on how we imagined we appear to others
role taking forms the basis of socialization by allowing us to anticipate what others expect of us
agents of socialization 1. family 2. peer group 3. school 4. mass media
peer group a primary group comprimised of individuals of roughly equal age and similar characteristics
school a large amount of time, good for socializing. school promotes patrionism, responsibility and good citezenship
mass media instruments of communication that reach large audiences w/ no personal contact between those sending the info and receiving it. (radio, t.v)
Created by: tatiana6634