Sociology The Core Study Set 1

Sociology

Quiz 3 :

Socialization

Quiz 3 :

Socialization

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In their investigation of high school students, Bonnie Barber and her colleagues discovered that the crowd identities and activities of tenth graders fail to predict adult outcomes.
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While learning, human beings modify themselves by responding; human organisms literally change themselves by their own actions.
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Cognitive developmental theory, a macrolevel theory, proposes that what and how people learn depends on the objective social "facts" they encounter in the world.
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Socialization allows the renewal of culture from one generation to the next.
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Observational learning is also called modeling or imitation.
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The family, peer group, schools, and mass media are examples of agents of socialization.
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Verbal symbols provide the essence and primary impact of any communication experience.
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Human socialization presumes that as long as a child has an adequate genetic makeup, environmental conditions have little impact on human development.
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Noam Chomsky, a linguist, proposed that human beings possess a language-generating mechanism that is present at birth.
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According to the text, neither genetic factors nor learning processes alone can produce a language-using human being.
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Both functionalism and conflict theory view the socialization process as important to society as a whole as well as to the individual.
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Conditioning is a form of learning in which chemical conditioning agents are used to modify brain chemicals.
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According to symbolic interactionism theory, the individual takes an important and active role in the learning process.
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Media-related aggression can be reduced by changing children's attitudes toward the violence they see on television and in video games.
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The studies of Anna, Isabelle, and Genie testify to the importance of biological equipment in the production of a normal human personality.
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Evidence is emerging that depression, alcoholism, and antisocial behavior have genetic components.
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Social learning theory, a microlevel theory, suggests people are socialized through positive and negative reinforcements by the significant people in their lives.
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Biological influences on behavior may themselves be influenced by the environment.
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Research has shown that mass media is the most important agent of socialization.
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Organisms are basically passive objects programmed by internal genetic forces or shaped by the external environment.
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