Agent Of Socialization

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Life Event and Agent of Socialization People experience many things throughout their lives that can change or influence them in both positive and negative ways. Many agents affect the way we behave, think, and act in social settings whether we know it or not. Much like events experienced in life, agents can have a positive and negative impact on our day-to-day living. This discussion paper will cover an event that I have personally experienced that has affected my development in some way. I will also be discussing an agent of socialization that has had an affect on me in one way or another. Much of my adult life has been spent serving in the military and I can say, without a doubt, that the military has been one of the most impactful agents of socialization. Much of what I have learned has been influenced by military service thus far in life, and many of the events that have development me in …show more content…
Agents of Socialization are described as individuals or groups that affect an individual’s development and behavior within a particular culture (Rohall, Milkie, & Lucua, 2014, p 167). The Marine Corps is a total institution that expects all who participate in its numerous job titles, to behave in a systematic, controlled, efficient way. Many of my family members have commented on some of my behaviors that I attribute to life in the Marines. They have commentated on my rush to complete certain tasks that should not, and under most circumstances, don’t require a rushed to complete. This is attributed to the fast paced environment that the military requires, an environment I spend eight years in. The only rushed event that I have personally know test is my eating habits. In the military, food is looked at more as a sustenance, rather than an experience to socialize and enjoy tastes. In turn, it becomes a very rushed activity that many would find

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