1.Discuss major studies of isolated and institutionalized children, as well as studies of deprived animals, and state what they demonstrate about the importance of early contact with other humans for the social development of children.
3.Explain the theories of social development by Charles Horton Cooley, George Herbert Mead, and Jean Piaget.
4.Consider how cultural variations in what we learn through socialization would impact on Piaget's theory of cognitive development.
5.Discuss Sigmund Freud's theory of personality and the sociological critique of this theory.
6.Explain what Henslin means when he says that we are socialized into emotions and analyze the relationship between socialization into emotions and social control in society.
7.Describe ways in which gender socialization channels human behavior and reinforces cultural stereotypes of men and women.
8.List and describe the influence of each agent of socialization on individuals.
9.Define the term resocialization and discuss the process of resocialization that takes places within total institutions.
10.Discuss socialization through the life course by summarizing each of its stages.
11.Explain why human beings are not prisoners of socialization.