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Define socialization


OER Text Material

Socialization, Chapter 5

This chapter starts with the definition of socialization as the process through which people are taught to be proficient members of a society. In addition, it describes the ways that people come to understand societal norms and expectations, to accept society’s beliefs, and to be aware of societal values. It goes further to note that socialization is not the same as socializing (interacting with others, like family, friends, and coworkers).

Supplementary Material (Videos and Reading)

Socialization (Video)

This is a 5:12 minute video uploaded by Sociological Dictionary. It is a lecture on socialization. It uses the nature and nurture debate to explain socialization.

The Family: Functionalism and Marxism

This article explains socialization noting that socialization in not voluntary. It also explains the
agents of socialization.

Socialization: Crash Course Sociology #14 (Video)

This is a 9:35 minute video by Crash Course of how we interrupt to socialize. Emphasized is placed on the institutions that socialize us. Anticipatory socialization and resocialization, and total institutions are also explained in this video in addition to the different groups people socialize with.