Begin Chapter 5- Socialization and
1. Discuss the importance of
the study of feral children and others who were isolated and its
affects) on personal development and socialization.
2. Define and discuss
socialization according to Professor Penton.
3. Define Personality
according to class discussion.
4. What is the systematic
study of the biological bases of social behavior?
5. Discuss the nature vs.
nurture debate. Who were the major proponents of each
theory. What is the current thought on this subject?
6. Understand and discuss Sigmund
Freud's take on socialization. According to class discussion
distinguish between the two basic drives Eros and Thanatos, and how
it can be applied to our everyday lives.
7. Discuss and give examples of the
stages of Sigmund Freud's theory of personality.
8. According to class discussion
discuss Jean Piaget's theory of Cognitive Development. Be able
to identify the major components of each stage in the cognitive
development process according to Piaget.
According Piaget's theory of development, in which stage are
adolescents capable of sophisticated abstract thought?
What are some of the major critical evaluations?
10. Discuss the stages of
Charles Horton Cooley's theory on the Looking Glass Self.
11. According to class
discussion how does George Herbert Mead describe the Self?
12. Which term was used by George
Herbert Mead to refer to those individuals who are most important in
the development of the self?
13. Discuss each stage
(according to class discussion) in Mead's theory of the development
14. Discuss each agent of
the socialization process according to class discussion. Which
is the most important? Which is the most influential? etc.
15. According to Mead in
which stage can we take on more than one role simultaneously?
16. Discuss his concept of
the generalized other according to class discussion. Discuss
why this is not the final stage in the socialization process.
17. In terms of the agents
of the socialization process which ones are intentional and
unintentional? Explain. Which ones are voluntary participation?
18. Discuss the argument
that television, rap music, videos etc., are to blame for the
violence in America as discussed in class.
19. Discuss Ervin Goffman's
concept of Resocialization and total Total Institutions.
Critical Thinking Questions -
may still be on the exam?????
20. Discuss what structural
functionalists and social conflict theorists have to say about
schooling as an agent in the socialization process.
According to our text, when does the lifelong process of learning
22. How are
children socialized into traditional gender roles?
23. A child is tempted to steal
candy from a grocery store counter, but realizes that this action is
viewed as "wrong" by adult society, including parents, teachers, and
religious leaders. In George Herbert Mead's terms, the child has
become aware of the attitudes, viewpoints, and expectations of:
24. According to Mead, a
parent, a respected teacher, and a sport's coach are all examples
25. During basic training in
the military, a recruit is expected to learn how to be a combat
soldier, which demands skills, values, and norms that are very
different from those that are part of his/her prior nonmilitary
lifestyle. The behavioral change that is demanded in basic training
is an example of:
26. What are the requirements
or characteristics of Resocialization?
27. Which sociological
perspective believes that social reality is defined by people's
behavior rather than by their genetic structure?
28. Charles Horton Cooley,
George Herbert Mead, Erving Goffman, and others who conduct micro
level research into the development of the self would represent
which sociological perspective?
29. According to the text what
would Conflict theorists argue in terms of the education of black
30. Family members have
traditionally served as the primary caregivers in our culture, but
in the twentieth century this activity has often been transferred to
agencies such as hospitals and mental health clinics. Which
sociological perspective would focus on how these societal needs are
31. Which sociological
perspective would be most likely to emphasize that lack of adequate
child care limits women's job opportunities, forcing many to remain
home with their children or accept low-paying, part-time jobs?