Agents of Socialization What specific forces shape our personality?
The Family • How do family experiences shape the self? • “Genie” • 12 year old tied to potty chair
The Peer Group • A group consisting of individuals the same age & with similar social characteristics • Do the values & norms of peer group conflict with family?
The School • Intentional Socialization? • Unintentional Socialization? • South Values?
The Mass Media • Films, TV, Books, Radio,Newspapers • How many hours of tv does the average child watch? • Positive? • Negative? • Does media exposure influence teen sexual behavior?