Socialization takes a major role in the person we develop in to as we get older. The specific knowledge we obtain varies from one cultural context to another; very different experiences and thinking processes exists therefore we cannot assume that socialization will be the same for every person. Social groups often provide us with our first experiences of socialization; Peer groups and families tend to communicate (not always by directly saying something, but by the way they manage a certain issue or emotion), their beliefs and values. Depending on the way we are brought up may or may not influence decisions made about certain situations in life. Family is the first agent of socialization. Fathers and mothers, siblings and grandparents (Plus extended family), all teach a child what he or she has to know; they show the child how to use things like (clothes, computers, math, reading and riding a bike). Family also teaches children how to characterize certain people (some as “family,” some as “friends,” and others as “teachers” and “strangers”). Social media also contributes to different stereotypes. Watch a T.V. commercial and the males are portrayed as more dominant and rugged; women more sexually appealing and submissive. Why is this? Society wants you to become part of the “Norm”. What is the “Norm”? The “Norm” is a set of rules which govern society (not documented) but a commonly know set of standards (Normally set by the majority and created by every action society makes), most tend to conform to these “Norms” without even realizing. The “Norm” family certainly has changed over the years. Impacted vastly by both historical and structural factors (Divorce rate, women in higher positions, technology). Women up until recently (late twentieth century and early twenty-first century) were usually referred to as the inferior ones, mostly due to physical physique. The “Norm” continues to affect women at young ages, encouraging them to learn home making skills. These skills consist of cooking labor and house keeping, while men in the past were not judged by their intelligence but rather their physical strength. Men can often be found working hard labor. We see today that the roles women and men play have drastically changed (more towards women) allowing women to become a major part in society today. Children’s roles in society have even changed; because of their age and inexperience, the “Norm” demands that schooling be required at an early age. Also from and early age society nudges boys and girls in a different direction; a boy plays this role, and the girl this. They are conforming the way we live and what society expects us to be. Every child has a different start, I would say that I had a pretty easy and lavish childhood. I always could have whatever I wanted but it always came with a price. My father and my mother, definitely played a role in my up bringing, they had expectations on success,…
Social Networking: Facebook
Social networks have become a part of our everyday routine. One of the most popular social networking websites is Facebook. Some people use Facebook to find family and old college or high school friends. We reconnect with people that we haven’t communicated with in what seems like forever. Even businesses have found good results by advertising on this site. Obviously, many people find interest in using Facebook. Facebook captures the users time with their engaging features…
My Social Groups and Social Changes
Tanya C Waller
University of Phoenix
My Social Group and Social Changes
Social groups are a number of individuals who gather together to share social relations, interaction, and identify with each other. Social change is reconstructing the way an individual socialize, whether in a group setting or individual setting. Social change can come along for a number of different reasons for instance, economics, resources, ideas, demographics, and…
easily and often. The location for the observation was inside a family home on a weekday afternoon. Mother was home, with Father at work, and older sister of three was there to play with us. We were led into the playroom to begin, where Jacquelyn climbed up a coffee table end table to practice jumping off with two legs onto an air mattress down below. She was following her older sister in this pattern of behavior as part of social learning theories presented by Piaget. After many rounds of this…
Chapter 5: Social Interaction and Structure
Social Interaction: process by which we act toward and react to people around us
Social Structure: pattern of behavior that governs people's relationships
Status: position in social hierarchy that comes with a set of expectations
Status Set: a collection of social statuses that a person occupies
Ascribed Status: an inborn status, little control over; race Achieved Status: is a position that we earn; athlete
Status Inconsistency: occupying social positions…
has created so many wonderful things over the years. One of the most successful technologies that have been created is social media. With the rise of social media more people are able to connect to each other, while older people are intimidated by the technology when younger people are already connected with technology and social media. I predict that I will find that while social media has made it easy to meet new people and to interact, older people are intimidated by the technology and have trouble…
and Harley’s fathers all walked out on the family and their mother, Kerry often finds them too hard to cope with. When his mother walks out on the family, apparently for good, nineteen-year-old Sarah, terrified of the responsibility of raising the two boys, heads to Europe, packing the boys off to stay with their Aunt Beryl in Wattle Beach.
Beryl is less than delighted at the idea of taking in the boys, until she realizes that she can keep their social services payments. However, far from filling…
Specialized Social Groups
Throughout history persons with disabilities have faced adversity. Because of lack of education about how to best serve or help people with disabilities, this caused many misconceptions about who they are as people. With time, our advancement of knowledge and our advancement…
Five, Six and Seven
1. Define social groups, primary groups and secondary groups.
Social Groups is two or more people who identify with and interact with one another
Primary Groups is a small social group who shares personal and lasting relationships
Secondary Groups is a large and impersonal social group who pursue a specific goal or activity
2. List two types of leadership roles and list three leadership styles.
a. Instrumental Leadership: group leadership that focuses on the…
University of Phoenix Material
Sociological Group Matrix
Schaefer (2011) defines a group as “any number of people with similar norms, values, and expectations who interact with one another on a regular basis” (p. 111). Complete the Social Group Matrix by identifying and describing the relationship between yourself and the members of any social group you are a part of.
Identify the group.
The group I chose is the place I volunteer at in a small town about 5 miles away from…