Socialization In Social Life

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There are many factors that play a part in an individual’s social life. Throughout our lives, we meet people everywhere that come from different backgrounds than us. In meeting these people and having different experiences, we are shaped to who we are today. Your peers at school, your mom and dad, and others affect your own socialization, and each have a very important role to play in the socialization process. Your family and religion both play a major part in your socialization. Your family is usually the first group to have a major impact on you. The experiences you have with your family are the ones that help shape you who are and what you believe in. Family also can majorly affect you when you decide what you think about yourself and …show more content…
It is shown that children who grow up in poor neighborhoods are more likely to get in trouble with the law, drop out of school, and get pregnant. This all can be traced back to the fact that you can become who you are around (page 88). Your neighbors and your daycare friends may be the first friends you ever make, so they can deifnitely affect the way you start growing up. The National Institute of Child Health and Human Development did research on children in daycares. The study shown that children who spent lots of time in daycares were more likely to talk back to teachers and be more “mean” towards children when they reached kindergarten (page 88 & 89). They are not completely sure why that is, but it is evidence that who you are around early in life can majorly affect you when you grow …show more content…
School helps children see different perspectives than the ones they are used to in their own household. Kids meant other kids with different backgrounds and beliefs. School also reinforces our social class divisions. Usually, the families that make more money than others have smart children and they end up going to college. The less fortune families are known for their children not to go to college. If your mom and dad went to college, you are more likely to go as well (page 89). At school, you learn more than basic subjects. You learn what clothes are acceptable, what the “cool sayings” are, and other things that you learn from you peers. Your peers also affect the way you perceive yourself. It is known that your level of popularity can be based off of your physical appearance. For girls and boys, the standards can be a little different. Girls have to be pretty and have the best clothes and hair. Boys on the other hand have to be cool and have athletic ability. If you do not fit these standards, you might be considered an outcast (page

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