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7.14: Assignment- Agents of Socialization

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    In this module, you learned about the importance of socialization, how various agents and institutions play a role in socializing an individual, and how these experiences in socialization impact the individual across their lifespan. In this assignment, you will apply this information by analyzing the agents of socialization as they impact a specific individual in writing an essay between 400-600 words.

    STEP 1: Identify and briefly describe the agents of socialization. Please include information like: general age of a person in which the agent plays a specific role, importance of the agent in socialization, how long these agents remain relevant, and when these agents are most relevant.

    STEP 2: Choose an individual to use as a case study to better understand each agent of socialization. This example can be a real person, or it can be character from a television show, movie, or book. Discuss the various change agents this person has in their life. Describe, in detail, the specific roles these change agents play in socialization of the individual.

    STEP 3: In a majority of situations, change agents aren’t always “on the same page” and social expectations between agents may create difficulty or conflict for an individual. Using your example, identify a situation in which the social expectation varied between agents. What are some ways an individual may respond to these conflicting expectations? What issues may arise for an individual as they navigate these expectations? What are some ways clinicians can assist in this area?


    Criteria Ratings Points
    Identify agents of socialization Appropriately identifies all agents of socialization and includes relevant information about each. Identifies all agents appropriately, but without depth. Describes most agents with relevant information. Does not appropriately identify or describe all of the change agents. __/5
    Provides example Provides appropriate example and identifies relevant agents of socialization, provides depth of information. Provides appropriate example, and relevant agents, but without depth or additional information. Does not provide appropriate example or does not identify relevant agents. __/5
    Identifies conflict, discusses relevance Uses example to clearly outline issues that arise with conflict. Demonstrates analytical thinking and problem solving when answering specific questions. Uses example but does not clearly address the issues that may arise. Provides basic answers to specific questions. Does not appropriately relate answer to example or does not address issues that may arise, does not answer all of the questions. __/10
    Total __/20
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