Socially Defined
      Sociologists, social psychologists and educationalists use the term socialization to refer to the learning process of one’s cultural traditions and how to live within that society.   It provides the individual the necessary skills and behaviors needed to participating in their communities and society.   As for society, it attains social and cultural continuity by inducting the individual members into the norms, values, motives, social roles, language, and symbols of civilization (Kivisto, 2003).   Socialization makes humanity.   If people were not socialized, they would be like the wild life.
      Sociologists distinguished socialization into six categories, primary socialization, secondary socialization, developmental socialization, anticipatory socialization, reverse socialization, and re-socialization.   At primary socialization, the child learns values, attitudes, and appropriate behaviors as a member of that particular cultural society.   If the child sees an adult in their domestic environment, such as a parent or guardian, expressing a discriminatory opinion about a certain person or race, the child may grow up learning that it may be alright to act in that manner, unless learned otherwise. The secondary socialization is the learning process of appropriate actions as a member of the smaller group within the larger community (Ballantine, 2009). This is usually associated with adults and teenagers that involve small changes than those that happen in the primary socialization. An example would be entering a new career or relocating to a new area or community.
      Developmental socialization is the process in which one learns behavior or develops social skills in a social institution.   School or other educational facilities are prime examples.   From this process comes anticipatory socialization, which refers to the process when an individual rehearses certain actions and mannerisms for future occupations, positions and social...