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the process through which individuals become skilled in the practices of a culture.
ex: teaching kids languages, societal laws, socialization continues throughout our lives by getting a new job, moving to a new area. change in social status
the process through which we learn how or what is properly masculine and feminine in our society
agent of socialization
Parents- do things to socialize children with their appropriate gender, dress them in pink if their a girl,
schools- they teach boys and girls about masculinity and femininity, and encourage careers based on gender
peer groups- they do similar things based on their friends
media- establishes and reinforce gender norms, strong man weak woman
the process of transferring social and cultural ideologies from generation to generation
social learning theory
the theory that behavior is learned through the observation of others as well as through the direct experience of rewards and punishments.
cognitive development theory
children actively construct knowledge as they manipulate and explore the world
gender schema theory
specific to gender socialization, a cognitive structure that allows us to sort characteristics into masculine and feminine, it convinces us that society cannot function without sex and gender categories,
dominant images that denigrate and objectify certain groups and justify their subordination
the cultural assumption that everyone is straight and wants to get married with the intention of procreation any deviation is looked down upon
methods used to teach, persuade, or force a group's members, and even nonmembers, to comply with and not deviate from its norms and expectations
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