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Socializ SOC1010 Cp3

Introduction to Sociology - Chapter 3: Socialization, De More

socialization the lifelong social experience by which people develop their human potential and learn culture
personality a person's fairly consistent patterns of acting , thinking and feeling
self George Herbert Mead's term for the part of an individual's personality composed of self-awareness and self image
looking-glass self Charles Horton Cooley's term for a self image based on how we think others see us
significant others people, such as parents, who have special importance for socialization
generalized other Mead's term for widespread cultural norms and values we use as a reference in evaluating ourselves
peer group a social group whose members have interests, social position and age in common
anticipatory socialization learning that helps a person achieve a desired position
mass media the means for delivering impersonal communications to a vast audience
gerontology study of aging an elderly
gerontocracy a form of social organization in which the elderly have the most wealth, power and prestige
ageism prejudice and discrimination against older people (or based on age)
cohort category of people with something in common, usually their age
total institution a setting in whihc people are isolated from the rest of society and controlle dby an administrative staff
resocialization radically changing an inmate's behavior by controlling the environment
Created by: MrsAFlaherty