Understanding Socialization

Socialization studies in the last twenty years have shown an immense growth in the verity of awareness (Grusec & Hastings, 2008). Sigmund Freud, Lawrence Kohlberg, Carol Gilligan and George Herbert Mead shared the same passion for the quintessence of socialization. According to them, to be able to understand how a person interacts with its society, […]

People and groups that influence our self-concepts

People and groups that influence our self-concepts, emotions, attitudes, and behavior are called agents of socialization. There are many agents of socialization that prepare us to take our place in society some are family, religion and even workplace. With family the main findings of sociologists is how socialization depends on the family social class status. […]

The Roles of the Society’s Major Institution

Human beings were born with the innate predisposition to socialize or to adapt to a certain type of environment. Children in their very naive ages are taught to socialize in order to survive in the presence of other children of different upbringings, values, cultures, and religions. This survival can only be possible for people who […]


Socialization is the process wherein culture, traditions, norms, and social expectations are transmitted to children. Socialization agents are found everywhere and it is through the learning process that socialization is realized (Henslin, 2004). For example, a father teaching his son how to ride a bike is teaching him not only how to balance and pedal […]

Political Socialization

1. What is political socialization? What is your political socialization? (This means how do you feel about government and politics? What is your level of involvement in politics and government?) Political socialization is defined as “a concept concerning the “study of the development processes by which children and adolescents acquire political cognition, attitudes and behaviors.” (Wikipedia) […]


What is Socialization Socialization is an integral part of the process every human being, regardless of gender, culture or geographical location, goes through from childhood through adulthood. It is a never-ending process. But it is especially important during the formative years of a person’s life. In brief, socialization can be described as the process by […]

Agents of Socialization

Since socialization, in general, refers to the role of social processes or interaction to other people and integration to various social groups and communities in facilitating the process of learning and changing behavior, the term agents of socialization refer to the means or driving forces of learning, adapting, or changing behavior, perceptions, points of view, […]

Socialization is an opportunity for members

If singles are to meet their needs for intimacy, and if those who wish to marry are to meet up with prospective partners, some social arrangements must exist by which this can be accomplished, such as dating.

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