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Leach Soc Chapter 5

Leach Sociology Terms Chapter 5

personality sum total of behaviors, attitudes, beliefs, and values that are characteristic of an individual
sociobiology systematic study of the biological basis of all social behavior
aptitude capacity to learn a particular skill or acquire a partucular body of knowledge
feral children wild or untamed children
socialization interactive process through which individuals learn the basic skills, values, beliefs, and behavior patterns of society
self concious awareness of possessing a distinct identity that separates us from other members of society
looking-glass self interactive process by which we develop an image of ourselves based on how we imagine we appear to others
role-taking taking or pretending to take the role of others
significant others specific people, such as parents, brothers, sisters, other relatives, and friends, who have a direct influence on our socialization
generalized other internalized attitudes, expectations, and viewpoints of society that we use to guide our behavior and reinforce our sense of self
I unsocialized, spontaneous, self-interested component of the personality and self-identity
me part of the identity that is aware of the expectations and attitudes of society; the socialized self
agents of socialization specific individuals, groups, and institutions that provide the situations in which socialization can occur
peer group primary group composed of individuals of roughly equal age and social characteristics
mass media newspapers, magazines, books, television, radio, films, and other forms of communication that reach large audiences without personal contact between the individuals sending the information and those receiving it
total institution setting in which people are isolated from the rest of society for a set perod of time and subjected to the control of officials of varied ranks
resocialization break with past experiences and the learning of new values and norms
heredity transmission of genetic characteristics from parents to children
instinct unchanging, biologically inherited behavior pattern
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