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    An Example of Functionalism: Education One example of functionalism happening in the world today is public education. In the United States, education is a State and local responsibility. To illustrate, the Department of Education was created “In 1867 to collect information on schools and teaching that would help the States establish effective school systems” (Anon 2012). According to the article of the U.S Department of Education (Anon 2012), it states and communities as well as public and…

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    surroundings into the person that they are. Two main types of socialization function to form humans: primary socialization, which begins at youth and develops as the core of one’s self and secondary socialization, which occurs as one accrues information, form their surroundings over time. Humans come to understand their personal reality through their own meanings of themselves and the world that they are in from these forms of socialization.…

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    Throughout history, general socialization has been regarded as an important stepping stone for children to become well-rounded individuals. Many psychologists in the past, including Abraham Maslow, have included socialization in their studies of human 's needs. In Emma Donoghue 's Room Jack and Ma live in a shed in the backyard of Ma 's kidnapper, Old Nick. Jack has lived there his entire life and although he and Ma have each other, that 's not enough to satisfy the innate need for interaction.…

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    not really the shy type that won’t socialize and even though I had previously been homeschooled, for several years, before coming back here, I feel that I actually had better socialization skills than most of the people here which just goes to show that the stereotype of having to go to public school to learn socialization and also that people from public school are better socializers is completely false. Aside from meeting new people and the new building, it was a major adjustment having to get…

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    How did we know how to socialize? Does it come naturally as we grow up? Well, Socialization is the procedure by which people take in the qualities in their group of environment such as speaking, skills, norms, values, culture, and more. (Henslin). It’s not just the qualities in the group but also the group itself or “people that can affect our self concept, attitudes, behaviors, or other orientations toward life.” (83, Henslin). The nature vs nurture debate is “how much a person’s…

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    Power is the ability to define reality and to have other people respond to your definition as if it were their own. – Dr. Wade Nobles What is power, and how does one possess enough of it to define the reality of others? Power is the invention of labels and categories to separate people into different social positions based on race, class, gender, sexuality, or other characteristics. These categories and positions are often the basis of the individual’s identity. We so often hear people say, “I…

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    understand societal norms and expectations, to accept society’s beliefs, and to be aware of societal values” (Little 2014, Chapter 5). University residence is considered secondary socialization, which is the part of life that you will learn new rules and how to function properly but may forget later. The agents of socialization that are most prominent in residence are, peers and education, both require the students to learn new social norms and unspoken rules that you are to follow (T. Davidson,…

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    In college, students often faced many barriers that prevent them from being successful and do well in school. These barriers cause student to lose focus and lost track of their priorities such as finishing assignments on time and study for upcoming exams. A common barrier that student often face is negative thoughts. Student often give up easily before even trying. For example, students have to a physic class as a requirement to graduate. Due to all the math and intense problem solving, students…

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    Social Constructionism And Social Identity

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    To further support the theory that all ideas are socially constructed through language, American psychologist Kenneth Gergen (1999) uses anecdotes to create meaning and his reference to changing from writing with a pen to using a computer suggesting he has constructed the identity of being a pen writer. There is strength in this account with his affiliation with writing with a pen and his fondness for his parents helping him to construct his identity through social relations. His use of language…

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    Much of what people think today as absolute, unchangeable, and naturally occurring is in reality, the exact opposite. One of the most intricately weaved examples of this state of mind is gender. In the following text, I plan to demonstrate what exactly social construction is, and with the help of author George Ritzer, will establish that the concept of gender is entirely man-made. Additionally, I will also differentiate gender from that of its naturally occurring counterpart, sex. To fully…

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