Agents and Methods of Socialization Paper

Agents and Methods of Socialization Paper

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Assignment Submission: Agents and Methods of Socialization Paper
(40 points)

In exploring the agents of socialization, the following assignment will assist you in becoming aware of your own development. Remember to use the terms from the course content in order to successfully complete this assignment.

1. Name the two (2) most important values or characteristics (positive or negative) that you learned from your parents (or guardians) while growing up. Elaborate on how you learned these values or lessons by using specific examples.
What methods did your parents use? (Use terms from course content)
Explain the result (aim) of each method as it relates to your own development as a person.

2. Name two (2) people other than your parents who had a major influence on you as a child or adolescent. Elaborate on how each person influenced you and give examples of the values or lessons learned.
What methods did they use? (Use terms from course)
Explain the result (aim) of each method as it relates to your own development as a person.

Rubric for Agents and Methods Paper

Expected Outcome
Unsatisfactory: Does not Meet Basic Standards
Satisfactory: Meets basic Standards
Exemplary: Meets Highest Standards
Paper contains sentence fragments, run on sentences, grammatical errors, poor usage, misspelled words, lack of proofreading or appropriate formatting.
0 Points
Paper reflects college level writing skills with fewer than three mechanical errors.

1 – 4 Points

Content Level (36)
Answers to questions reflect little to no understanding of assignment. Little or no examples of value learned.
No reference to impact on you now.

0 – 24 Points
Answers to questions reflect a general understanding of the assignment. Appropriate examples of lessons learned and discussion of methods used. Application to today clearly stated.
25 – 32 Points
Answers to questions reflect an exemplary understanding of the assignment. Thorough application including detailed examples and discussion of lessons learned. Descriptive reflections of impact on who you are today.
33 36 Points
Make sure you see specific point value per each questions on the assignment directions.
Added on 22.05.2015 03:38

What does this term mean when talking about children?

Temperament is a term child development specialists use to describe inborn characteristics of children. These characteristics include nine traits:

1. Activity level – some have boundless energy while other children display low activity levels.

2. Biological Rhythms – are the times a child eats, sleeps and toilets regular or irregular?

3. Approach/withdrawal – does the child seek out people and new things, or pull back?

4. Mood – these can be positive, negative or even vary in how often a child shifts moods.

5. Intensity of Reaction – does the child show joy or displeasure intensely or only mildly?

6. Sensitivity – this varies for children in their response to light, noise, touch and internal discomfort.

7. Adaptability – is the child able to change quickly to a new routine, or does it take a longer time to adjust?

8. Distractibility – does the child stay focused on one thing even with many distractions in the room?

9. Persistence – some children give up easily when frustrated while others stick with challenging tasks.

These nine traits are then grouped into three basic temperamental types: Flexible (or easy), Fearful (or cautious) and Feisty (or active).

Flexible children (about 40% of all children) tend to have regular biological rhythms, positive mood, adaptability, low intensity and low sensitivity.

Fearful children (15%) adapt slowly to new situations and withdraw.

Feisty children (10%) are active, intense, distractible, sensitive, irregular and moody.

I found a great resource for this topic at the following link. Take a look through all 11 links on that page to gain a better understanding of temperament.

I am presenting the concept of temperament at this point in our course because I want you to remember that as much influence the socialization agents put on a child, the child”s temperament will influence how the socialization will impact them. It is almost like looking at socialization as outside influences trying to shape the child, and temperament is influences which are internal.

The forum will have a discussion question about temperament for you this week.