A Social Worker Discovers a Thirteen-Year-Old Girl Living in Complete
A social worker discovers a thirteen-year-old girl living in complete isolation. Psychologists find that she is generally incapable of using language. After some months, she slowly learns how to dress herself, but her communication skills remain poor compared with others in her age group. The girl's experiences show that humans cannot be socialized without:
A) regular social interaction with others.
B) proper medical treatment.
C) peers to emulate and learn from.
D) access to schooling and formal education.
For hundreds of years, U.S. society has been stratified by social class, including through different access to wealth, values, and tastes. This process is known as:
A) social dominance.
B) structured time flow.
C) social reproduction.
D) biological reproduction.
Socialization is the process by which members of society learn the norms and values of society, thereby allowing the society to ________ over time.
A) socially reproduce itself
B) drastically change itself
C) have conflict among the generations
D) biologically reproduce itself
All social science theories of child socialization emphasize:
A) that socialization occurs between the ages five and fourteen.
B) the significance of brain development.
C) the role of genetics.
D) the importance of human contact.