Socialization is a process through which an individual learns the norms of a society or social group. Through the roles and statuses that shape our personal experiences, a sense of self is developed. Social institutions, or agents of socialization, are the systems and structures that shape the activities of groups and individuals in society. Family, education, and religion are examples of social institutions that affect the everyday lives of people at a micro-level.
In this assignment, you will take a closer look at your own socialization process and reflect on how it has influenced your social interactions in society. This activity will allow you to demonstrate how well you can explain how socialization operates and develops across the life span (Course Learning Outcome #2).
Complete the Socialization Mind Map and Reflection Worksheet.
PART I: Make sure you respond to each section of the four sections on the worksheet:
– Ascribed status – Achieved status – Future roles – Social institutions or Socialization agents
PART 2: IN YOUR OWN WORDS
EXPLAIN HOW does develops FROM BIRTH TO DEATH.
SOCIAL INSTITUTIONS/AGENTS OF SOCIALIZATION (from Mind Map)
How did they influence your childhood?
How do they influence your adulthood?