Primary Socialization: Agents, Definition and Theory


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In the process of socialization, the people from whom we receive information are known as what?

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1. Although there are many theories about social development, one of the earliest and most influential was developed by which of the following?

2. During primary socialization, the agents of socialization to which we are exposed tend to be limited to which of the following?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Evaluate your ability to understand primary socialization. The quiz will test you on the purpose of primary socialization and the individual who created the most significant theory on primary socialization.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You will be evaluated on the following areas:

  • The professional who developed the earliest theory on social development
  • The purpose of primary socialization
  • The people we are around the most during primary socialization
  • The phrase used to identify people that we gain information from during socialization

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will allow you to practice the following abilities:

  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on socialization
  • Information recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding the people who convey information to others during socialization
  • Knowledge application- use your knowledge to answer a question about the professional who is responsible for developing the earliest theory on social development

Additional Learning

To fully understand information related to socialization, read through the short lesson called Primary Socialization: Agents, Definition and Theory. The lesson will help you to:

  • Identify what socialization is and its importance
  • Distinguish differences between primary and secondary socialization
  • Recall the people who socialize with one another
  • Learn about the different theories of socialization