1) FAMILY: The primary agent of socialization : 1) FAMILY: The primary agent of socialization The family is where you first learn about: Basic techniques for looking after ourselves Language and communication skills The normal rules of behavior (norms) Getting along with others (siblings, parents, distant relatives)
SCHOOLS: frequently the first agent to make us deal with formal rules: SCHOOLS: frequently the first agent to make us deal with formal rules School teaches us two separate things: Manifest function (visible purpose) – to teach us the academic skills we need to prosper in society
3) Peers: 3) Peers Give us the opportunity to do things and talk about things that are not usually encouraged to discuss in the family. Example: Focus on: sharing and participation, dealing with fears and conflicts in their lives, and resisting adult authority
4) Religion:: 4) Religion: communicates beliefs about gender roles and appropriate sexual conduct (often reinforces family socialization). encourages responsibility for one another in society. Example: gives us motivation for survival and how to lead a ‘good life’.
Media : Media STUDY FOUND THAT THOSE AGES 2 – 18, AVERAGE 5 ½ HOURS PER DAY “CONSUMING MEDIA.” INCLUDES ALMOST THREE HOURS A DAY WATHCING TV WITH THE REST DIVIDED BETWEEN WATCHING VIDEOS, PLAYING VIDEO GAMES, ETC.
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