Assignment: Agents of Socialization Questions

Assignment: Agents of Socialization Questions


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Please choose one question for chapter 3 and answered and also choose one question for chapter 4 and answered

Essentials of Sociology Thirteenth Edition Chapter 3 Socialization Copyright © 2019, 2017, 2014 Pearson Education, Inc. All Rights Reserved Figure 3.1 How We Learn to Take the Role of the Other: Mead’s Three Stages Chart showing the transition through Mead’s developmental stages. Source: By the author. Copyright © 2019, 2017, 2014 Pearson Education, Inc. All Rights Reserved Figure 3.2 Adulthood: A New Stage in the Life Course Bar chart showing changes over time in the percentages of those who have reached full adulthood by their 20s and 30s. Source: Furstenberg et al. 2004. Year 2010 is the author’s estimate based on Sironi and Fursterberg 2014. Copyright © 2019, 2017, 2014 Pearson Education, Inc. All Rights Reserved Photo Credits (1 of 2) Chapter 3 Christopher Corr/Ikon Images/Superstock; 004: Based on Begley 1979; Chen 1979; Wright 1995; Segal and Hershberger 2005 Segal and Mulligan 2014; Woo 2015.; 004: Kingsley Davis, Kingsley Davis: A Biography And Selections From His Writings, Transaction Publishers, 2004.; 006: Skeels, H. M. “Adult Status of Children with Contrasting Early Life Experiences: A Follow-up Study.” Monograph of the Society for Research in Child Development, 31, 3, 1966.; 007: Pines, Maya. “The Civilizing of Genie.” Psychology Today, 15, September 1981:28–34.; 009: Cooley, Charles Horton. Human Nature and the Social Order. New York: Scribner’s, 1902.; 018: Based on Zumbrun 2007; Bilefsky 2008; Paterniti 2014; Mema and Gaudichet 2016.; 019: Eder, Donna. “On Becoming Female: Lessons Learned in School.”

Identify what you believe are the two most important agents in the United States and describe the role of each in the socialization process. 5. In “Cultural Diversity in the United States” (p.89), the dilemma of the children of immigrants is described. What are the costs and benefits of choosing either strategy: abandoning the culture of their parents in favor of their new home, or rejecting the culture of their new home in favor of the culture of their parents? Do you know any immigrant families? If so, please discuss what the children of one of the families chose? Was it successful? Why, or why not? 6. Define resocialization, and provide at least two examples of the process. Define total institutions and degradation ceremonies, providing at least two examples of each. Discuss at least one example of resocialization that you or someone you know experienced. Was it successful? Why, or why not? How difficult was it? Chapter 04 Create Journal Entry Journal Instructions – Read through the following questions and answer one of them in your journal. Your answer should be complete, and must be written in standard, grammatically correct English. 1. Define status. Define and distinguish between ascribed and achieved status, providing at least two examples of each. Define and discuss master status. What do you believe is your master status? Why? Define and discuss status inconsistency. Do you believe that you experience any status inconsistency? Why or why not? 2. Define social institutions. Name at least four of the ten discussed in the text and discuss the basic needs they meet for society. Can you imagine any of the ones that you chose ending? Why or why not? Can you imagine them changing? Why or why not? 3. Several prominent sociologists have examined the processes that hold societies together. What is social integration? Define and discuss the differences between mechanical solidarity and organic solidarity, according to Durkheim. Define and discuss the differences between gemeinschaft and gesellschaft, according to Tönnies. Which one or two of the four terms do you believe best describes American society today? Why? 4. Describe the differences between role strain and role conflict. Illustrate the differences by providing at least one example of each and explain why it qualifies as role strain or role conflict. Have you ever experienced either or both processes? If so, how did you respond to it? 5. In the United States, according to Hall and Hall, there are four “social distance zones” or expected physical distances between persons based on the type of interaction they are experiencing. Discuss each of the zones. Discuss at least one circumstance in which someone violated the distance expectations with you. Why do you think it happened? For example, was it a person from a different culture who had different expectations than you or was there a different reason? How did it make you feel? How did you respond?

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Your initial discussion post should be a minimum of 200 words and response posts should be a minimum of 150 words. Be advised that I grade based on quality and not necessarily the number of words you post. A minimum of TWO references should be used for your initial post. For your response post, you do not need references as personal experiences would count as response posts. If you however cite anything from the literature for your response post, it is required that you cite your reference. You should include a minimum of THREE references for papers in this course. Please note that references should be no more than 5 years old except recommended as a resource for the class. Furthermore, for each discussion board question, you need ONE initial substantive response and TWO substantive responses to either your classmates or your instructor for a total of THREE responses. There are TWO discussion questions each week, hence, you need a total minimum of SIX discussion posts for each week. I usually post a discussion question each week. You could also respond to these as it would count towards your required SIX discussion posts for the week.

I understand this is a lot of information to cover in 5 weeks, however, the Bible says in Philippians 4:13 that we can do all things through Christ that strengthens us. Even in times like this, we are encouraged by God’s word that we have that ability in us to succeed with His strength. I pray that each and every one of you receives strength for this course and life generally as we navigate through this pandemic that is shaking our world today. Relax and enjoy the course!

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Please read through the following information on writing a Discussion question response and participation posts.

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Important information on Writing a Discussion Question

  • Your response needs to be a minimum of 150 words (not including your list of references)
  • There needs to be at least TWO references with ONE being a peer reviewed professional journal article.
  • Include in-text citations in your response
  • Do not include quotes—instead summarize and paraphrase the information
  • Follow APA-7th edition
  • Points will be deducted if the above is not followed

Participation –replies to your classmates or instructor

  • A minimum of 6 responses per week, on at least 3 days of the week.
  • Each response needs at least ONE reference with citations—best if it is a peer reviewed journal article
  • Each response needs to be at least 75 words in length (does not include your list of references)
  • Responses need to be substantive by bringing information to the discussion or further enhance the discussion. Responses of “I agree” or “great post” does not count for the word count.
  • Follow APA 7th edition
  • Points will be deducted if the above is not followed
  • Remember to use and follow APA-7th edition for all weekly assignments, discussion questions, and participation points.
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