Primary socialisation

  • The process where children learn the norms and values of their culture primarily through the family and also the media. 

Secondary socialisation

  • The process where individuals continue to learn norms and values outside the family through education, religion, peers and the media throughout their life. 

Nature/Nurture debate case studies

These are arguments for and against the view that socialisation is a fundamental part of human development.

Three identical strangers 1961  - triplets separated at birth for a social experiment.

  • They all were similar and ended up with mental health problems. (NATURE)

Bruce Reimer 1965 - bad surgery led to him being brought up as a girl by his parents but he went back to a girl. (NATURE)

Genie Wiley - victim of abuse and isolation because her dad thought she was…


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