1. Socialization is a lifelong process of communication and our response to these interactions. As humans, we are social animals. We desire interactions with other people. These interactions shape us on how to think, act, what to say, and what to value. The image shows a local communicating to a tourist a landmark in San Francisco.
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2. The Agents of Socialization are what teaches us our skills. They are the role models that teach us how to behave and how to act. Some Agents of Socialization are the Primary Socialization and Secondary Socialization.
George Herbert Mead
3. Primary Socialization occurs in our childhood. It is our first exposure to socialization taught by our caregivers and the people in our household such as our siblings or grandparents. It is how we structure our first identity. This image visualizes a father teaching his son to keep his room organized.
4. Secondary Socialization is a lifelong process of learning incurred by people outside of our household. This includes the public, our schoolmates, workmates. and the media. Secondary Socialization is never ending because we are constantly being exposed to this as we interact with different people throughout our lives. This image shows a manager teaching a new employee how to properly treat clients in their workplace.
5. George Herbert Mead speculated that there are two parts to a developed self: the "I" and the "me". The "I" is not ruled by society; its is unpredictable. It is a genuine response that is free from the expectations of society. The "me" is who we are in the eyes of other people. Mead had four stages to a developing self.
6. This is the first stage in George Herbert Mead's theory of developing a self. It is when a child does not have the ability to understand and take the role of other people but will imitate what they see. They cannot recognize that they are an object. This image shows a child imitating the facial expression her mother is making.