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Socialization and Personality

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Sociology Unit 2
Socialization and Personality

Assignment 1

#1Socialization, to me, is values, behaviors and actions that people do. When we are babies we use this to learn and, when we are older, we use our skill to interact with each other. I think that the second definition refers to the actual interaction and behaviors as appose to just the process learning.

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socialization or socialisation (ˌsəʊʃəlaɪˈzeɪʃən)  

—n
1.   psychol the modification from infancy of an individual's behavior to conform with the demands of social life
2.   the act of socializing or the state of being socialized

socialisation or socialisation

—n
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#2
In the great debate of nature theory vs nurture theory, nature is described as the behaviors that come naturally, almost as though we where born with the genetic make up that makes us who we are. Nurture is more of a belief that we get our behaviors from our environment, as if the world around us makes us who we are.



Sociology Unit 2
Socialization and Personality

Assignment 1 Cont.

#3 a

Feral children lack the essential social skills which are normally learned in the process of socialization. For example, they may be incapable to learn to use a toilet, have trouble learning to walk upright and show a complete lack of interest in the human activity around them. They often seem mentally impaired and have almost overwhelming trouble learning a human language.

#3 b
In response to the question of what I feel to be more important, Nature or Nurture, I can’t clearly choose a “side”. Supporters of the nature theory believe that genetics determine personality. While supporters of the nurture theory do believe that physical traits are...

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