Learning the Script: Socialization
People of the same culture have similar social expectations.
Without language and categorization we wouldn't be able to recognize ourselves.
Self consciousness is really I vs. the represented "me".
The play stage is vital to social development in children. They learn roles.
We are shaped almost entirely by those closest to us.
Reference groups help explain why people can lead different lives from similar cultures.
Our perspectives form our self
The Self, the I, and the Me
We can lose consciousness in our "self" when caught in the moment.
Our social behavior is what helps creates our self.
Our self is very dynamic and changes with our emotional state.
The me is the self we show to other's.
I appears only in our memory.
The Internalization of Society
Society exists in a subjective and objective reality.
Primary socialization is during childhood
Secondary socialization is any new socialization.
Primary socialization does not give the individual a choice.
Reference Groups as Perspectives
Reference groups are the groups people associate attitudes and behaviors with.
People categorize human interaction.
There are different rules and norms for each separate reference group.
We use these attitudes and behaviors and shape our self with it.
Becoming a Marihuana User
Being high consists of the drug symptoms and the users connection with their use of the drug.
People will only get pleasure from the drug based on their socialization of it