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Chapter 3: Socialization
Prejudice and discrimination against people on the basis of age, particularly against older persons.
agents of socialization
The persons, groups, or institutions that teach us what we need to know to participate in society.
The process by which knowledge and skills are learned for future roles.
A person's age based on date of birth.
The study of social interaction that compares everyday life to a theatrical presentation.
A term used to describe observable individual attributes such as physical appearance, mobility, strength, coordination, and mental capacity that are used to assign people to age categories.
The aspect of socialization that contains specific messages and practices concerning the nature of being female or male in a specific group or society.
George Herbert Mead's term for the child's awareness of the demands and expectations of the society as a whole or of the child's subculture.
The process of learning a set of attitudes, values, and behaviours that is new and different from those in one's previous background and experience.
Those persons whose care, affection, and approval are especially desired and who are most important in the development of the self.
The lifelong process of social interaction through which individuals acquire a self-identity and the physical, mental, and social skills needed for survival in society.
Sigmund Freud's term for the human conscience, which consists of the moral and ethical aspects of personality.