Ch 5. Socializing the individual

Sociology, Period 2, Jacob Chavis

Nature vs. Nurture- determining personality and social behavior.

  • Heredity
  • Instinct
  • Aptitude
  • Birth order
  • Parental characteristics
  • Cultural environment6

Locke- The Tabula Rasa / Coolye- The looking glass self / Mead- Role taking.

  • John locke- English philosopher from the 1600s, said each of us are born without a personality.

  • Sociologist, Charles Cooley developed concept of the looking glass self based on the process in which we develop ourselves based on how we imagine we appear to others.
  • American philosopher, George Mead developed views that we not only see ourselves as others see us but actually take on or pretend to take the roles of others.

Agetens of socialization

  • The Family
  • The Peer Group
  • The School
  • The Mass Media
  • Resocialization