SOC 312 Child Family and Society

SOC 312 Child Family and Society

SOC 312 Child Family and Society

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SOC 312 (Child Family and Society)

Week 1

Week 1 DQ 1   Bronfenbrenner's Ecological Model

Your text uses Bronfenbrenner's ecological model to explain how children's development is affected by different groups within their world.  Using this theory, we can understand how children are socialized both intentionally and unintentionally.  You must understand how this theory applies to your own upbringing as well as a young child's upbringing in order to truly comprehend the concept.  Use your understanding of this theory to respond to the questions below. 

Week 1 DQ 2     Agents of Socialization

Agents of socialization include parents, siblings, extended family, community, culture, economic environment, religion, child care, school, teachers, peers, formal organizations, sports, mass media, and technology.  In an ideal world, these agents would complement one another in order to best influence a child's development. Choose three of the above agents and discuss how these agents can have both a positive and negative influence on a child's development.  Include examples from your own experience and share ways you believe the agents of socialization could be improved.

Week 1 Assignments:

SOC 312 Week 1 Journal Socialization

SOC 312 Week 1 Quiz (10 Mcq's)

Week 2

Week 2 DQ 1    The Theory of Mind

Watch the following short film, Theory of, demonstrating the theory of mind using a juice box experiment.

At around four years of age, a fundamental change occurs in children’s understanding of others’ behaviors or what is also called theory of mind. Using your knowledge from our readings, watch the video to determine which stage both Jacob and Patrick are currently in respectively.

Discuss both Jacob’s and Patrick's reaction to the "mean monkey."  What stage would Erickson say each child is...

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