Socialization and the Life Course
Sunday, February 23, 2014 10:12 PM
II. Social Isolation and Feral Children (or why socialization is so important)
III. Putting Socialization in a Development Context
a. The Nature vs. Nurture Debate
b. Cognitive Development and Limits to Childhood
i. Socialization: Piaget's Theory of Development
ii. (Sensorimotor, Preoperational, Concrete Operational, and Formal Operational
c. Language Learning and Limits to Adult Socialization: Studies to Pidgin and
Emerging Creole Languages
d. Concluding Thoughts
i. Human children need socialization in the form of love, care, and affection.
Absent to that, humans cannot learn to speak and interact in a manner that is
IV. The Social Self
a. Cooley's "Looking Glass Self"
i. Pertains to the self-image that we have based on how we suppose others
1) We imagine how we appear to others around us.
2) We draw general conclusions based on the reactions of others.
3) Based on our evaluations of others' reactions, we develop our sense of
b. The work of G.H. Mead
i. A Developmental Model of How the Self Emerges: The Preparatory, Play, and
1) The preparatory stage - Children merely imitate the people around the,