Learning Objectives

5.1   What is socialization?

5.2   According to George Herbert Mead, how does an individual develop a social self?

5.3   What are the key agents of socialization?

5.4   What is gender socialization?

5.5   What are status, social roles, and identity?

5.6   How can groups, formal organizations, and bureaucracies benefit individuals and societies?

5.7   How do sociologists describe and analyze social interaction?