Socialization

In psychology, socialization is the process by which children and others adopt the behavior patterns of the culture that surrounds them.

Sociologists may distinguish:

  • primary socialization: the upbringing of a dependent infant, the initiation into a mother-tongue

  • secondary socialization: training for specialist roles in society through education systems and social groups by building on the basic assumed primary socialization.



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