Introduction

Socialisation refers to the continual attainment and development of social skills and customs deemed necessary by sociologists and psychologists to be a productive and functional member of an individual's society. Socialisation is described as "the means by which social and cultural continuity are attained" - Clausen, John A. (ed.) (1968) Socialization and Society, Boston: Little Brown and Company, p. 5. ; Macionis, Gerber, (2010) Sociology, 7th Canadian ed., Pearson Canada, p. 104.

Dewey Numbers

  • Psychology = 150
  • Differential and development psychology = 155
  • Child psychology = 155.4
  • Social interaction = 302
  • Child development = 612.65
  • Puberty and adolescent development = 612.661

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