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the lifelong process by which we learn our culture, develop a personality, and become functioning members of society
science that uses evolutionary theory and genetic inheritance to examine the biological roots of social behaviour
the looking-glass self
what we think of ourselves is influenced by how we imagine other people see us
Mead's term for the element of the self that is spontaneous, creative, impulsive, and often unpredictable
occurs through participation in more specific groups with defined roles and expectations
agents of socialization
individuals, groups, and social institutions that together help people to become functioning members of society
social assets (values, beliefs, attitudes, competencies) that are gained from one's family and help one to succeed in life
the unconscious, informal, and unwritten norms and rules that reinforce and maintain social conventions
profound change or complete transformation of a person's personality as a result of being placed in a situation or an environment dedicated to hanging his or her previous identity
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