Sociology Unit 1

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Define socialisation
The way an individual learns the initial norms of society. It happens in two ways: primary and secondary.
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Define norms
Norms provide us with general guidelines for behaviour in different situations
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Define values
Values are ideas and beliefs that people have about what is desirable and worth striving for.
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Define culture
Refers to the whole way of life of a particular society. It includes the norms, values, cultures, beliefs and language of a society.
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Give the definition of primary socialisation.
Primary socialisation happens from birth and it teaches us the initial norms of values of society, we are taught them through our parents.
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Give the definition of secondary socialisation.
This happens throughout life through many different institutions.
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What is the definition of a feral child?
A feral child is a child who has being brought up without human contact.
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What is the definition of nature?
The belief that all our characteristics are inherited, such as personality.
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What is the definition of nurture?
The belief that our characteristics are decided by the way we are brought up and the environment we are brought up in. Behaviour is learned, not inherited.
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