Socializing The Individual
Section 1 Personality Development
-Heredity: genetic characteristics from parents to children
-Birth order: bothers, sisters, both, or neither
-Parents: level of education, religion, and background
-Cultural Environment basic types of personalities found in a society
Section 2 The Social Self
- John Locke insisted that each newly born human being is a tabula rasa, or clean slate, on which just about anything can be written. Locke claimed that each of us is born without a personality.
- Charles Cooley is most noted for developing the idea of the primary group and his theory explaining how individuals develop a sense of self. (The looking glass self-image we develop based on what we imagine we look like)
- George Mead says seeing ourselves as others see us is only the beginning. We take on role-taking.
Section 3 Agents Of Socialization
-The Family: most important agent that is in almost every society
-The Peer Group: children relate to peers
-The School: major role in socializing individuals
-The Mass Media: not face to face interaction