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Sociology Chapter 5 Terms

personalitythe sum of total behaviors attitudes, beliefs,and values that are characteristic of an individual.
instinctan unchanging, biologically inherited behavior pattern.
sociobiologythe systematic study of biological basis of all social behavior.
aptitudea capacity to learn a particular skill or acquirea particular body of knowledge.
socializationinteractive process through which individals learn basic skills, values, beliefs, and behavior patterns of the society.
selfour conscious awareness af possessing a distinct idenity that sepeartes us from other members of the society.
looking-glass selfrefers to the interactive process by which we deveolp an image of ourselves based on how we imagine we appear to others.
role-takingforms the basis of the socialization process by allowing us to anticipate what others expect of us.
significant otherspeople close to you.
generalized othermead called the internalize the attitudes, expectations amd veiwpoints of society.
total institutiona setting in which people are isolated from the rest of society for a set period of time and are subject to control of officals of very ranks.
resocializationinvolves a break with past experiances and the learing of new values and norms.
agents of socializationthe specific individals, groups and instituions that provide the situations in which socalization can occur.
peer groupprimary group composed group composed of individuals of roughly people the same age.
mass medianewspapers, magazines,books, televisions, radio, films,and other forms of media that reaches large groups of people.

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