SOC 1100 Chapter Notes - Chapter 5: Generation Gap, Representational State Transfer, Middle Ages

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(def) socialization the lifelong social experience by which people develop their human potential and learn culture. Humans need social experience to learn their culture and survive. (def) personality a person"s fairly consistent patterns of acting, thinking and feeling. Without social experience personality hardly develops at all. Misunderstood charles darwin evolution theory led people to believe that human behavior was instinctive i. e born as criminals, born competitive etc thought human diversity was biology not culture. Some thought that those in less technological societies were less evolved less human. Behavior is not instinctive it is learned. Human behavior is not rooted in nature but in nurture. Developing your potential depends on how you are raised. Brain does not fully develop if children are not stimulated to use it early in life. Nurture matter more in shaping human behavior. Complete isolation with adequate nutrition for 6 mths seriously disturbed the monkeys. When returned to their group they were passive, anxious, fearful.

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