Socialization definitions

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18 Dec 2010
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Sociology Terms-September 28 th
, 2010
Internalize:
To incorporate (the cultural values, mores, motives, etc., of another or of a group), as
through learning, socialization, or identification.
Siblings:
A brother or sister.
Macho:
Having a strong or exaggerated sense of power or the right to dominate.
Machismo:
A strong or exaggerated sense of manliness; an assumptive attitude that virility, courage,
strength, and entitlement to dominate are attributes or concomitants of masculinity.
Kiddy kulture
Kids have their own culture; exists in school
S enile:
Showing a decline or deterioration of physical strength or mental functioning, esp. short-
term memory and alertness, as a result of old age or disease.
S ubordination:
Placed in or belonging to a lower order or rank
S uperordination:
Placed in or belonging to a higher order or rank
Marshall McLuhan:
Canadian cultural historian and mass-communications theorist.
Nature-nurture-debate
Some scientists think that people behave as they do according to genetic predispositions or
even "animal instincts." This is known as the "nature" theory of human behaviour. Other
scientists believe that people think and behave in certain ways because they are taught to
do so. This is known as the "nurture" theory of human behaviour.
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