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,
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…
how its related or connected to other ideas.
Think of the word family, the concept of family is related to a lot of different things.
Basic unit of all analysis.
Classify, categorize ideas, events, people sorts, summarizes parts; makes life workable.
Types of Concepts
Observable-concrete,explicit,direct family, friends, group, grades; pocket money.
Inferable- abstract, suggested by a result. Beliefs, ideas, opinions;good, bad; group; love
Example of summarizing dimension
What do you think of…
Social Disorganization: A Community-Level Solution to Disorganized Society
Rae Schulman Dupuis
SOC4010: Violence and Society
Professor Reza Barmaki
Friday, April 3, 2015
Social Disorganization, founded in Chicago by Shaw and McKay is a relatively young theory, yet it has gained strength and foothold within the criminological community because of its lack of biological reliance. Developed in the early 1900s it was based on the fact that Shaw and McKay had been working in and…
interrelationship of major organs like the lungs, heart, kidneys and the liver, it has mechanisms to deal with diseases so that different in society each have particular contributions to make. They work as one by using methods of social control to deal with deviant members or groups so that society functions efficiently.
Talcott Parsons played an important role in the development of functionalism as the sociological approach; he imagined society as a system made up of interrelated institutions that contributed…
essentially a group life. They begin life as a participating member of the group i.e. family. He is born, lives, grows, and dies in group. He forms groups to fulfill his different needs and to attain common goals. Groups play an important role in shaping personality, in the development of social organization and socialization.
The term social group consists of two terms i.e. social and group. Ordinarily by social group we mean a collection of human beings. But the term social refers to social relationships…
Family and Religion: Influence on People
If you asked people to describe their families, some would describe single-household families, some would describe stepfamilies, some would describe gay or lesbian or adoptive families and many would describe divorced families. The word family has become a diverse institution it is very difficult to give it a meaning. In a wide sense especially in the biological sciences the term family refers to a group of individual beings linked by blood relations,…
The Social Theory is based on how individuals are influenced by the various social institutions that make up any organized society.Social Theory is the study of crime within society. The social theory focuses on urban conditions that affect crime rates. The theory holds that high unemployment, high school drop out rates, low income levels, and large numbers of single parent households contribute to crime.Basically the theory holds that people in a low socioeconomic class have less opportunity to…
‘The peer group is the most effective agency of socialisation’ – Evaluate agreements for this claim.
Peer groups are some of the most effective and powerful influences on youth in modern day society. Whether going out with friends, talking online over social networks or attending school, children and teens are constantly being developed into social beings. A peer group refers to a social group of people that set a social environment when interacting which develops an individual’s…
other words it is the study of human social life, groups and societies. Sociology is the study of group life and those parts of our individual lives that are affected by social interaction. Its beginning point is the assumption that we are social animals from birth, that is, that we are powerfully influenced by other people's expectations. Sociologists would argue that you can't make sense of your own behaviour, much less the patterns of behaviour in families, corporations, or nations, without developing…
Social identity theory is a theory which is intended to explain how people develop a sense of belonging and membership in particular groups, and how the workings of intergroup discrimination work. Social identity theory plays an important role in the study of social psychology. To some degree, everyone is influenced by social identity theory. Social Identity Theory tries to explain such intergroup discrimination in the 'real world' as well as in the circumstance of the minimal groups. The theory…