SOCA01H3 Lecture Notes - Lecture 3: Impression Management, Gender Role, Erving Goffman
Socialization is a lifelong, interactive process whereby human beings become members of society. Outcome of socialization: developing a sense of self: an individual identity i. e. awarenessof ideas and attitudes about one"s personal and social identity; and, internationalisation of social expectations, i. e. learning of. Social interaction (cognitive and emotional skills, expectations about behaviour in different situations), statuses, roles, norms. Relative importance of heredity and social processes in development of human characteristics (individuals and collective) View of heredity as potential that may be developed or neglected in social processes. A self-fulfilling prophecy is an expectation that leads to behaviour that causes the expectation to become reality. Example: iq (deprived background; low teacher expectation; culturally-biased iq tests) Epigenetics: study of ways in which environment modifies actualisation of genetic potential. Introspection is observation or examination of one"s own mental and emotional state. Maturation: the process of maturing or ripening.