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SOC101Y1
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Robert Brym

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October 5 2011 SOC101- Lecture Socialization - Victor, the Wild Boy of Aveyron - People who aren’t socialized don’t develop normally - Cannot form intimate relationships with people - Lack of socialization from childhood/ infancy prevents from proper develop later on in life - To develop normally, we need interaction with other people - Socialization is the process of learning culture and becoming aware of yourself as you interact with others. - The ability to learn culture and become fully human is only potential, socialization is the ability to release that potential - SPITZ- psychologist who did a natural experiment, compared children who were raised in an orphanage and a nursing home attached to a women’s prison. o Orphanage kids are normally isolated o By the age of 8-12 months, they were more prone to infections than the infants in the nursing home o by the time the children in the nursing home were 3, they were walking and talking - our behaviour is not determined biologically rather sociologically. - Biologists claim that genes account not only physically Darwin’s Evolution 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 3) therefore the species characteristics that endure are those that increase the survival changes of the species The Logic of Soc
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