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Lecture 4

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School
University of Toronto St. George
Department
Sociology
Course
SOC101Y1
Professor
Robert Brym
Semester
Fall

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Lecture 4 notes Prof Green SOCIALIZATION FERAL CHILDREN -Children neglected of human society grown in nature depending on when they are found- they may or may not be able to develop language and writing skills How do we become human? Being “Humans” in social sets is a potential Socialization and education = are human potentials that needs to be developed Socialization: the process of learning culture and becoming aware of yourself as you interact with others. Biological processes enables us to have certain behaviours (social) and characteristics (animals are not able to do what we can) – human brain, thumbs Men have more sexual partners due to biological functions? Darwin’s Evolutionary Theory 1. The characteristics of members of each species vary widely 2. Species members with more adaptive characteristics are more likely to survive until reproduction Therefore, the species characteristics that endure are those that increase the survival chances of the species. The survival of members in species depends on their ability to BEST adapt to their environment. “The survival of the Fittest” Survival = more reproduction Women’s desire for one mate “monogamy” - want a faithful mate to protect her- in order to maximize reproduction Men’s desire for many mates Men want to go around and pass on their genes (many women) There is a small difference in the number of sex partners men and women have. Gender Socialization: Men being “studs” is alright Women being “sluts” is not okay Sex causes no problems for men but for women, the risk of pregnancy is present Hunger-> Culture-> Eating Eating is an instinct since we want food when we are hungry . But due to
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