Discusses primary and secondary socialisation 

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Primary Socialisation

Primary socialisation is the initial period of learning the ways of society, usually learned from family. It is where they learn the norms and beliefs of the family. A child learns a great deal from copying the activities of members of its family e.g. parents, siblings, TV characters, people they look up to etc. Bandura says that we copy the actions of people we look up to. 

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Secondary Socialisation

Secondary socialisation is the late period of learning the ways of society, usually learned from friends, adults outside the family e.g. teachers and workmates, also the media. Between the age of 11 and 15 adolescents become very involved with their own group of friends and the influence of their family wanes (but doesn't disappear) while that of friends increases. Secondary socialisation could influence interest in music, sport, food, drinking, alcohol, smoking, substance abuse and fashion. It often does not include healthy lifestyles

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Cultural Beliefs

Cultural Beliefs: Everyone is influenced by the culture they are brought up in. Culture is influenced by ethnicity, religion, lifestyle, social class and geographical location. Different assumptions will be made within the group and these become the norms for the behaviour of the group. Culture remains a strong influence on individuals during their whole life. Different people have different beliefs of right and wrong. 

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