Readings in Child Socialization

Readings in Child Socialization

The Commonwealth and International Library: Readings in Sociology

1st Edition - January 1, 1970

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  • Editor: K. Danziger
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483137704

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Readings in Child Socialization reviews some of the most important findings in child socialization and covers topics ranging from achievement motivation and parental behavior to maternal retrospection, mother-infant interaction, and children's attitudes to theft. Interaction in families with a schizophrenic child is also explored, along with identification and imitation in children; the taking of adult roles in middle childhood; social origins of elaborated and restricted codes; and the problem of identification with the father. This book is comprised of 14 chapters and opens by discussing three currents of thought that stimulated the empirical investigation of socialization: the learning approach, the positivist tradition, and Sigmund Freud's ideas. The following chapters explore the child's learning of adult role behavior; the role of parents in the child's achievement motivation; and the effects of sex of the dominant parent on sex-role preference, identification, and imitation in children. The influence of marital integration on parent-child relations is also examined, along with the direction of effects in studies of socialization. This monograph will be a useful resource for sociologists, social scientists, and child psychologists.

Table of Contents

  • Preface



    Conceptions of Socialization

    The Process of Socialization

    The Family System

    Socialization and Society


    The Taking of Adult Roles in Middle Childhood

    Two Origins of Achievement Motivation

    A Developmental Study of the Effects of Sex of the Dominant Parent on Sex-Role Preference, Identification and Imitation in Children

    Interaction in Families with a Schizophrenic Child

    Marital Integration as a Factor in Parent-Child Relations

    Children's Attitudes to Theft

    Elaborated and Restricted Codes: Their Social Origins and Some Consequences

    An Experimental Contribution to the Problem of Identification with the Father

    Pancultural Factors of Parental Behavior in Sicily and the United States

    Child Representation in Contemporary French Urban Society

    Reliability of Maternal Retrospection: A Preliminary Report

    Sex, Age, and State as Determinants of Mother-Infant Interaction

    A Reinterpretation of the Direction of Effects in Studies of Socialization

    Biographical Notes

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  • No. of pages: 348
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1970
  • Published: January 1, 1970
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483137704

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