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Introduction to Sociology 2e

Key Terms

Introduction to Sociology 2eKey Terms

anticipatory socialization
the way we prepare for future life roles
degradation ceremony
the process by which new members of a total institution lose aspects of their old identities and are given new ones
generalized other
the common behavioral expectations of general society
hidden curriculum
the informal teaching done in schools that socializes children to societal norms
moral development
the way people learn what is “good” and “bad” in society
the influence of our genetic makeup on self-development
the role that our social environment plays in self-development
peer group
a group made up of people who are similar in age and social status and who share interests
the process by which old behaviors are removed and new behaviors are learned in their place
a person’s distinct sense of identity as developed through social interaction
the process wherein people come to understand societal norms and expectations, to accept society’s beliefs, and to be aware of societal values
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