Chapter 5, 6, and 7

Trisha Odum

Chapter Five

Chapter five talks about how our personality traits determine how we adjust to our environment and how we react in specific situations. No two individuals have the same personalities. Each individual has their own way of interacting with other individuals and with their social environment. Each individual also has their own temperament, or emotional nature.

It also talks about isolation of children which causes them to become Feral children. Feral children are wild or untamed children who have not experienced human contact or nutrition.

Also, it talks about how we develop a sense of self and how people become socialized. Your self is your conscious awareness of possessing a distinct identity that separates you and your environment from other member of society.

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Chapter Six

In this chapter, it talks about adolescence, which is a unique stage in a person's life. Adolescence is generally considered to run from the ages of 12 to 19. It is not universal. In many pre-industrial societies, young people go directly from childhood to adulthood once they have taken part in formal ceremonies known as puberty rites.

It talks about dating patterns such as courtship. The interaction between young unmarried men and women was restricted to courtship. Dating is the means through which most individuals eventually do select their marriage mates in modern American society.

Dating behavior is quite ritualized. particularly in the early stages of a relationship, dates revolved around set activities such as going to the movies or sporting events. Amish began dating around the age of 16. At this age, Amish men customarily receive their own courting buggy, or horse drawn carriage.

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Chapter Seven

In this chapter, it talks about life patterns of adult males and females in American society that are somewhat different. The split employment pattern of women may be changing as more women choose to combine full-time careers with parenting.

It also talks about the stages of adult females and males. Early adulthood starts with the early transition period between the ages of 17-22. The next stage is entering the adult world which occurs between the ages of 23-27. For many people the age 30 transition (ages 28 through 32) is a difficult period. The last stage is the settling down period which occurs between the ages of 33-39.

Finally, it talks about the labor force and what ages it consists of, which are all individuals ages 16 and older who are employed in paid positions or who are seeking paid employment. The composition of the American labor force is changing. One way to gain an understanding of the employment patterns in society is to look at unemployment rates.

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