Gents and Methods of Socialization Paper

Agents and Methods of Socialization Paper

Complete all readings(methods of socialization) before writing the paper

In exploring the agents of socialization, the following assignment will assist you in becoming aware of your own development. Remember to use the terms from the course content in order to successfully complete this assignment.
Terms:
Attachment is a relationship between two people that often begins at birth for parents and their children. In terms of socialization, parents will use the attachment children have to them as a motivator for behavior. A parent may not like the way their child is acting and so they say, I dont like it when you act like this, so I am going to the other room. When you are ready to cooperate (or what ever the issue is) then come find me.They are counting on the childs desire for attachment to help motivate behavior. Your mother calls from home and casually remarks that she is sure you will be home for her birthday. She is also using attachment (and a little guilt!) to motivate you to do what she would like you to do.

Reinforcement can be positive or negative in order to shape behavior. Children respond well to praise and even physical rewards. Parents can also reinforce their expectations with consequences when the expectations are not met. How did your parents reinforce good grades in school?

Feedback is another way that parents and others help shape behavior. They can offer words of encouragement or criticism, based on the situation.

Learn by doing is a major way we learn certain types of skills. Think about cooking. You can watch all the cooking shows you want on TV, but until you actually pick up a knife to chop onions or a pan to fry an egg, you havent really cooked. Learning to drive a car is another skill that you have been exposed to all your life as a passenger, but until you get behind the wheel of the car, and use the gas and brake peddles, you are not driving on your own.

Modeling or Observation is a way many parents teach behaviors they are not even aware of. Think about communication skills. You learned much of your style of communication from watching (listening to) your parents. You also learned about relationships from them; probably less from what they said and more from how they did it. Some modeling is intentional for teaching. Your peers may have shown you how to talk or comb your hair based on how they did it. Observation is also a useful technique when you want to avoid negative consequences. If a parent is in jail for a specific behavior or crime, you may observe this and choose not to repeat their behavior. Modeling and observation are very powerful teaching tools.

Peer pressure is a common term usually associated with teen years, but it occurs at all age levels and in many forms. Friends do put pressure on each other to conform to certain standards or to act in certain ways.

Instructions this is a very direct form of guiding someone. Religions provide instructions for their members on ways to behave. If all else fails, read the instructionsis a frequent statement when assembling a new toy or piece of equipment. Setting Standards is used by parents, teachers and employers as a type of instruction. Your boss tells you that you must dress in dark slacks and black shoes to work in his store. Your teacher tells you that the paper must be 6 pages long. They are both setting standards for you.

Reasoning is another way to cognitively try to shape someones behavior. Your parents may have set up a curfew for you and then explained the reasons why they wanted you home by 10:00 on school nights. Your peers may have also attempted to reason with you as to why your curfew was unrealistic.

Traditions/rites/rituals are combined here. Families often use traditions to help reinforce certain ways of celebrating or behaving. Your mother may remind you that she always celebrate her birthday by the tradition of going out to dinner with her children. Religions also use tradition as well as rites or rituals to reinforce beliefs or ideologies.

Apprenticeship-Collaboration can be formal or informal. Apprenticeship used to be the only way to learn many job skills. We still have some careers such as plumber or electrician where formal apprenticeships are the standard for learning the field. Collaborations or group learning environments can be ways to increase knowledge or skills within groups such as non-profit agency staff.

1. Name the two (2) most important values or characteristics (positive or negative) that you learned from your parents (or guardians) while growing up. Elaborate on how you learned these values or lessons by using specific examples.
i?? What methods did your parents use? (Use terms from course content)
i?? Explain the result (aim) of each method as it relates to your own development as a person.

2. Name two (2) people other than your parents who had a major influence on you as a child or adolescent. Elaborate on how each person influenced you and give examples of the values or lessons learned.
i?? What methods did they use? (Use terms from course)
i?? Explain the result (aim) of each method as it relates to your own development as a person.

Gents and Methods of Socialization Paper

Assignment Submission: Agents and Methods of Socialization Paper
(40 points)

In exploring the agents of socialization, the following assignment will assist you in becoming aware of your own development. Remember to use the terms from the course content in order to successfully complete this assignment.

1. Name the two (2) most important values or characteristics (positive or negative) that you learned from your parents (or guardians) while growing up. Elaborate on how you learned these values or lessons by using specific examples.
i?? What methods did your parents use? (Use terms from course content)
i?? Explain the result (aim) of each method as it relates to your own development as a person.

2. Name two (2) people other than your parents who had a major influence on you as a child or adolescent. Elaborate on how each person influenced you and give examples of the values or lessons learned.
i?? What methods did they use? (Use terms from course)
i?? Explain the result (aim) of each method as it relates to your own development as a person.

Rubric for Agents and Methods Paper

Expected Outcome
Unsatisfactory: Does not Meet Basic Standards
Satisfactory: Meets basic Standards
Exemplary: Meets Highest Standards
Professionalism
(4)
Paper contains sentence fragments, run on sentences, grammatical errors, poor usage, misspelled words, lack of proofreading or appropriate formatting.
0 Points
Paper reflects college level writing skills with fewer than three mechanical errors.

1 4 Points

Content Level (36)
Answers to questions reflect little to no understanding of assignment. Little or no examples of value learned.
No reference to impact on you now.

0 24 Points
Answers to questions reflect a general understanding of the assignment. Appropriate examples of lessons learned and discussion of methods used. Application to today clearly stated.
25 32 Points
Answers to questions reflect an exemplary understanding of the assignment. Thorough application including detailed examples and discussion of lessons learned. Descriptive reflections of impact on who you are today.
33 i?? 36 Points
Make sure you see specific point value per each questions on the assignment directions.

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Temperament

What does this term mean when talking about children?

Temperament is a term child development specialists use to describe inborn characteristics of children. These characteristics include nine traits:

1. Activity level some have boundless energy while other children display low activity levels.

2. Biological Rhythms are the times a child eats, sleeps and toilets regular or irregular?

3. Approach/withdrawal does the child seek out people and new things, or pull back?

4. Mood these can be positive, negative or even vary in how often a child shifts moods.

5. Intensity of Reaction does the child show joy or displeasure intensely or only mildly?

6. Sensitivity this varies for children in their response to light, noise, touch and internal discomfort.

7. Adaptability is the child able to change quickly to a new routine, or does it take a longer time to adjust?

8. Distractibility does the child stay focused on one thing even with many distractions in the room?

9. Persistence some children give up easily when frustrated while others stick with challenging tasks.

These nine traits are then grouped into three basic temperamental types: Flexible (or easy), Fearful (or cautious) and Feisty (or active).

Flexible children (about 40% of all children) tend to have regular biological rhythms, positive mood, adaptability, low intensity and low sensitivity.

Fearful children (15%) adapt slowly to new situations and withdraw.

Feisty children (10%) are active, intense, distractible, sensitive, irregular and moody.

I found a great resource for this topic at the following link. Take a look through all 11 links on that page to gain a better understanding of temperament.

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