Know About The Process Of Socialization

processes of socialization

Socialization is the process of social and human culture. When the child is born, he or she does not know anything about this world. They do not know about the culture and not even if they do not know how to use the toilet. Society teaches him or her how to use the toilet and not do it in the pants. Their parents, teachers, and others help them and teach them the culture of the world. So you can also say that the general process of acquiring culture is referred to as Socialization. In this article, we are going to discuss Socialization and processes of Socialization. So to know more about Socialization, you must check this whole article. 

Definition Of Socialization

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We have discussed a few things that describe Socialization, but what is the perfect definition of Socialization? So let’s define socialization “Socialization is the process by which individuals acquire the knowledge, language, social skills, and value to conform to the norms and roles required for integration into a group or community.”  

“Norms” are appropriate and expected behavior that are held by most members of society. 

Most of the human personality depends on genes, but their processes of Socialization can mold a person in particular directions by encouraging specific beliefs and attitudes as well as selectively providing experiences.

Processes Of Socialization

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The process of Socialization is the lifelong process that begins with birth and ends with death. There are five stages of Socialization which are described below:

●  Oral Stage:

This is the first stage of Socialization. This stage starts with childbirth till the age of 1 year. It is the stage where the child is helpless and dependent on others for its survival. Others are to protect him from everything like cold, heat, etc. 

●  Anal Stage:

This is the stage when a child learns to be a little independent in doing his or her own thing. At this age, the child gets little training like toilet training and learning the difference between wrong and right. 

●  Oedipal Stage

This is the stage when a child becomes the past of the family completely. The child learns to identify himself. This is the stage where boys choose their mother and girls choose their father. 

●  Latency Stage

This is the stage when a child starts learning social norms. He or she becomes independent from the daily routine work at home. 

●  Adolescence Stage

This is the stage in which a child gets transformed into an adult. This stage continues till teenage. At this age, adults try to break free from parental control. 


Socialization is the social process, and it is the only process in which humans learn to live life and survive in this world. It is an important process, and it does not end. It lasts till the person is alive. Hope you got the useful information that will help you understand Socialization and the processes of Socialization.

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