Anticipatory Socialization: Definition & Examples


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What is anticipatory socialization?

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1. Which of the following is an example of anticipatory socialization?

2. Which of the following statements is TRUE about anticipatory socialization?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Anticipatory socialization is ubiquitous throughout culture and may sometimes even be seen as part of a rite or ritual. This quiz will help you judge your understanding of this broader concept and how it applies to our social structures.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This assessment tests your knowledge of anticipatory socialization through:

  • Definition
  • Examples
  • Characteristics

Skills Practiced

  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of anticipatory socialization as it applies to group transitions
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding anticipatory socialization and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the characteristics of anticipatory socialization

Additional Learning

To learn more about anticipatory socialization, read the accompanying lesson titled Anticipatory Socialization: Definition & Lesson. This goes into further details regarding anticipatory socialization providing:

  • The definition
  • Application of anticipatory socialization through a hypothetical example
  • Characteristic of anticipatory socialization as it relates to a person's future