Mr Fallis vocab

word definitions
personality is the sum total of behaviors, attitudes, beliefs,and values that are characteristic of an individual.
heredity the transmission of genetic characteristics from parents to children.
instinct is an unchanging, biologically inherited behavior pattern.
sociobiology is the systematic study fo teh biological basis of all social behavior.
aptitude is a capacity to learn a particular skill or acquire a particular body of knowledge
feral children wild or untamed children
socialization the interactive process through which people learn the basic skills, values, beliefs, and behavior patterns of a society
self your conscience awareness of possessing a distinct identity that separates you and your environment from other members of society.
looking-glass self interactive process by which we develop an image of ourselves based on how we imagine we appear to others
role-taking eventually we not only see ourselves as others see us but actually take on or pretend to take the roles of others.
significant others parents, siblings, relatives, and others who have a direct influence on our socialization.
generalized other attitudes, expectations, and viewpoints of society
me the part of ourself that is aware of the expectations and attitudes of society
peer group primary group composed of individuals of roughly eual age and similar social characteristics.
mass media instruments of communication that reach large audiences with no personal contact between those sending the information and those recieving it
total institution `a setting in which people are isolated from the rest of society
resocialization involves a break with past experineces and the learning of newvalues and norms.