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People learn through interaction with other human beings that how they are expected to behave in society. this is life-long process of learning.

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What is the sociological term that describes how people learn their roles in society?


People learn their roles “Through the imagination of our appearance to the other person; the imagination of his/her judgment of that appearance, and some sort of self-feeling, such as pride or mortification. ”. it also known as Socialisation

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Why is social learning a life-long process?


  • Socialization is a lifelong process recurring as we enter new phases of life, such as adulthood or senior age.
  • As we grow older, we encounter age-related transition points that require socialization into a new role, such as becoming school age, entering the workforce, or retiring.
  • “socialization is a learning process that begins at birth and continues throughout one’s life. We learn every things though our parents and other significant around us. ”
  • At each stage of life we use to learn social values:

o When a child born they learn to walk, talk, eat or other things with the help of their family

o When he/she they reach at sufficient age to join school than they learn more values through different activities and study from teachers and classmates.

o During the teenage years, our peers become more important to us in some ways than our parents. This has sometimes been referred to as the “generation gap. ”

o After joining job he/she learn many things from their workplace that how to behave over selves in any situation or in any pressure.

o At each successive stage of life, we look to others for appropriate behavior. This applies even to people who live in retirement communities