4.3A: Theories of Socialization
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- Discuss the different types and theories of socialization
- Group socialization is the theory that an individual’s peer groups, rather than parental figures, influences his or her personality and behavior in adulthood.
- Gender socialization refers to the learning of behavior and attitudes considered appropriate for a given sex.
- Cultural socialization refers to parenting practices that teach children about their racial history or heritage and, sometimes, is referred to as pride development.
- Sigmund Freud proposed that the human psyche could be divided into three parts: Id, ego, and super-ego.
- Piaget’s theory of cognitive development is a comprehensive theory about the nature and development of human intelligence.
- Positive Adult Development is one of the four major forms of adult developmental study that can be identified. The other three forms are directionless change, stasis, and decline.
- socialization: The process of learning one’s culture and how to live within it.
Different Forms of Socialization