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Socialization: Peer Groups and Media

Author: Paul Hannan

This lesson will discuss the role of peer groups and the media in the socialization process, including the definition of anticipatory socialization.

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Terms to Know
Anticipatory Socialization

Learning the social behaviors of a group to which you desire to belong; e.g. sororities and frats, coworkers and bosses, and the football team and cheerleaders.

Mass Media

Any outlet of social and cultural information that reaches a mass audience impersonally; e.g. television, internet, magazines, radio, movies, and newspapers.

Peer Group

A group of individuals who share common traits such as interests, age, and class position.