Sociology Unit 3 text Questions Essay

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Review Questions What is socialization and why is it important for humans? Socialization is the process through which people learn the language, norms, values, behaviors and other aspects of culture that a particular society views as acceptable. It is important for humans because it allows us to learn about our culture and it contributes to our personality. What is anticipatory socialization? What is one example of this? Anticipatory socialization is the process when non-group members learn to take on the values and standards of groups that they aspire to join, so as to ease their entry into the group and help them interact competently once they have been accepted by it. A police officer that is about to begin working the night shift…show more content…
I believe nurture has a greater influence on people because we surround ourselves with peers in school changing how we act by taking influence from them. Which of the agents of socialization do you think is most important to teaching culture? Why? I believe family is the most important to teach culture out of the agents of socialization because they know more and can give experiences that they have gone through. They could also have a different view on culture as opposed to a school’s view. Discuss one way that your family helped to socialize you to your culture’s norms or values. Who was involved? What did you learn? One way that my family helped to socialize me to my culture’s norms and values was by making me hang out with other kids. Both my parents urged me to interact with others so that I could learn different things. I learned that everybody has a different view on culture and that opinions can differ. Cooley argues that our self develops through interactions and our impressions about how other people see us. Do you think that he is correct? Why or why not? I do think our self develops through interactions and our impressions about how others see us because we interact with people everyday and over time that will change the way we act naturally. We also act differently if we see that something we’re doing is frowned upon by our culture. Sociologists

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