SOCIALIZATION & PERSONALITY DEVELOPMENTCH 5
PERSONALITY =SUM TOTAL OF BEHAVIORS, ATTITUDES, VALUES, & BELIEFS THAT ARE CHARACTERISTIC OF AN INDIVIDUAL
SOCIALIZATION =PROCESS THROUGH WHICH PEOPLE LEARN THE BASIC SKILLS, VALUES, BELIEFS AND BEHAVIOR PATTERNS OF SOCIETY
NATURE vs. NURTUREWHAT HAS MORE INFLUENCE.HEREDITY OR ENVIRONMENT???
SOCIOLOGISTS FOCUS MORE ON NURTURE
NATURESOCIOLOGISTS DO RECOGNIZE THE ROLE OF HEREDITY THROUGH.APTITUDE = POTENTIALINSTINCT = BIOLOGICALLY PRE=PROGRAMMED BEHAVIOR PATTERN
Personality DevelopmentHow could each of these factors affect personality?Parental characteristicsCultural Environment: SocietyHeredity - (sociobiologists)Birth Order
Influences on PersonalityParental CharacteristicsYoung vs. older parentsEducationReligious BackgroundEconomic statusOccupation
Influences on PersonalityCultural EnvironmentExample:US = competitive, assertive, individualsJapan = cooperative, passive, groupSex differencesGirls = pink & dolls vs. Boys = blue & soldiersEthnic backgrounds
Birth OrderPosition born in familyBirth order is another attempt to gain insight into the development of personality
Which of the following lists of personality traits best fits you or your characters?
A. perfectionistic, reliable, conscientious, list maker, well organized, critical, serious, scholarly B. mediator, fewest pictures in the family photo album, avoids conflict, independent, extreme loyalty to the peer group, many friends, a maverick C. manipulative, charming, blames others, shows off, people person, good salesperson, precocious, engaging
A = first born B = a middle child (second born of three or possibly third born of four children). C =the baby of the family If you picked
Identify whether or not the following behaviors are learned, or instinct:SpeakingWalkingCrying when sadSmiling when happyYelling when angry
WHAT IMPACT WOULD THERE BE ON A CHILD WHO WAS ISOLATED FROM BIRTH.OR IN OTHER WORDS.NEVER BEEN SOCIALIZED???