Sociology agents of socialisation

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Name the 5 agencies of socialisation
family, media, peers, education and religion
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What's the difference between primary and secondary socialisation?
primary occurs during the first 5 years of life through family, secondary occurs throughout life through the other 4 agencies
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How can family socialise children into a culture?
through sanctions and rewards (both informal and formal) and through imitation of parents
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How can education socialise people?
formal and national curriculum, hidden curriculum (importance of hard work, team work and competition), prefects and teachers acting as role models and sanctions and rewards
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How can peers socialise people?
learn through playing and communication, learn about social norms like how to treat eachother and establishing an identity and through the influence of peer pressure and imitation
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How can the media socialise people?
we have become a media saturated society, highlights the norms of society and the sanctions that can occur, emphasises values through adverts, allows people to imitate role models like celebrities
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How can religion socialise people?
moral values which can guide behaviour, positive role models in each religion to imitate, many values come from religion despite being a secular society. e.g the 10 commandments, religious meetings in places of worship help to transmit norms
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primary occurs during the first 5 years of life through family, secondary occurs throughout life through the other 4 agencies

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