Fall, 2001
SOCIALIZATION
6/72895(KSU) 14633(AKRON)
                                                                                                     DR. BENSON

Electronic Reserve Materials For This Course

COURSE DESCRIPTION AND OBJECTIVES

 

TOPICAL OUTLINE WITH READINGS

DATE                                                   TOPIC

August 28                 Administrative Matters and Introduction to the Course

September 4             Issues and Theoretical Perspectives_Psychological and Structural
                                Functional theories of Socialization

                                Primary: None

                                Supplementary:

                                Piaget, J. 1950. The Psychology of Intelligence London: Routledge & Kegan Paul. Passim
  
                             Doise, W., and G. Mugny. 1984. The Social Development of the Intellect New York:
  
                                 Pergamon. Passim
  
                             Baltes, P., H. Reese, and L. Lipsitt. 1980. "Life_span developmental psychology."
  
                                 Annual Review of Psychology 31:65_110. Passim
  
                             Inkeles, A.1968. "Society, social structure, and child socialization" Pp. 73_129 in
  
                                 Socialization and Society , ed. J. Clausen. Boston: Little Brown. Passim
  
                             Parsons, T. 1964. Social Structure and Personality New York: Free Press. Passim

September 11         Issues and Theoretical Perspectives __ Life Course and Interpretive Theories

                               Primary:

                                Elder, G., and A.M. O'Rand. 1995. "Adult Lives in a Changing Society" Pp. 452_475
                                    in Sociological Perspectives on Social Psychology, ed. K.S. Cook, G.A. Fine, and J.S. House.
                                    Boston: Allyn and Bacon.
  
                             Corsaro, W. 1992. "Interpretive Reproduction in children's peer cultures." Social Psychology
                                    Quarterly
55: 160_177.

                                Supplementary:

                                Elder, G., and A. Caspi. 1988. "Human development and social change: An emerging perspective
                                    on the life course." Pp. 77_113 in Persons in Context, ed. N. Bolger, A. Caspi, G. Downey, and
                                    M. Moorhouse. New York: Cambridge U. Press.
  
                             Wentworth, M. 1980. Context and Understanding: An Inquiry into Socialization Theory.New York:
                                    Elsiver. Passim but especially the first few chapters

September 18         Issues and Theoretical Perspectives_ Symbolic Interactionism, Self, and Identity

                                Primary:

                                Gecas, V. and P. Burke. 1995. "Self and Identity" Pp. 41_67 in K. Cook, G. Fine and J. House
                                    (eds.) Sociological Perspectives on Social Psychology. Boston: Allyn and Bacon.
  
                             Stryker, S. 1980. Symbolic Interactionism: A Social Structural Version. Palo Alto: Benjamin
                                    Cummings. Passim but especially Chapters 2 & 4.
  
                             Hewitt, J. 1997. Self and Society. Boston: Allyn and Bacon. Chapters 2 and 3.
  
                             Gecas, V. 1986. "The Motivational Significance of Self_Concept for Socialization Theory" in E.
                                    Lawler (ed), Advances in Group Processes, V. 3. Greenwich, CT: JAI Press.

                                Supplementary:

                                Stryker, S. and A. Statham. 1985. "Symbolic Interaction and Role Theory" Pp. 311_378 in G.
                                    Lindzey, and E. Aronson (eds), Handbook of Social Psychology; V. 1. New York: Random
                                    House.Rosenberg, M. 1979. Conceiving the Self. New York: Basic Books. Passim
  
                             Serpe, Richard T. 1987. "Stability and Change in Self: A Structural Symbolic Interactionist
                                     Explanation." Social Psychology Quarterly 50:44_55.

September 25            Continuation:

October 2                 Early Socialization__ Immediate Primary Groups

                                Primary

                                 Corsaro, W. and D. Eder. 1995. "Development and Socialization of Children and Adolescents"
                                        Pp. 421_451 in K. Cook et al. (eds), Sociological Perspectives on Social Psychology.
                                        Boston: Allyn and Bacon.
  
                             Gecas, V. 1981. "Contexts of Socialization." Pp. 165_199. In M. Rosenberg and R. Turner (eds.),
                                        Sociological Perspectives. New York: Basic Books.
  
                             Maccoby, E. 1992. "The Role of Parents in the Socialization of Children: An Historical Overview"
                                        Developmental Psychology 28: 1006_1017.
  
                             Powell, B. and Downey, D. 1997. "Living in Single_Parent Households: An Investigation of the
                                        Same_Sex Hypothesis" American Sociological Review 62: 521_539.

Supplementary:

                                Belsky, I. 1990. "Parental and Nonparental Child Care and Children's Socioemotional
                                        Development: A Decade in Review" Journal of Marriage and the Family 52: 122_140.
  
                             Dunn, J. 1982. The Beginnings of Social Understanding. Cambridge: Harvard University Press.
                                        Passim
  
                             Roberts, R. and V. Bengston. 1996. "Affective Ties to Parents in Early Adulthood and Self_Esteem
                                        across 20 years" Social Psychology Quarterly 59: 96_106.

October 9                 Continuation

October 16               Early Socialization__ Gender Roles

                                Primary:
                                Lever, J. 1978. "Sex Differences in the complexity of children's play and games." American
                                        Sociological Review
43: 471_483.
  
                             Cahill, S. 1986. "Childhood Socialization as a recruitment process: Some lessons from the study of
                                        gender development" Pp. 163_186 in P. A. Adler and P. Adler (eds) Sociological Studies of
                                        Child Development. V.1. Greenwich, CT: JAI Press.
  
                             Beutel, M. and P. Marini. 1992. "Gender and Values. " American Sociological Review 60:
                                         436_448.

                                Supplementary:
  
                             Thorne, B. 1993. Gender Plate Girls and Boys in School. Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers University
                                        Press. Passim
  
                             Eagly, A. H. 1995. "The Science and Politics of Comparing Women and Men" American
                                        Psychologist 50: 145_158.

October 23             Examination for M.A. students

October 30             Early Socialization_ Emotions, Values and Beliefs

                               Primary:
  
                             Tangney and Fisher.(eds). 1995. Self_Conscious Emotions. New York: Guilford. Passim but
                                        especially articles by Ferguson and Stegge, and Stipsek.
  
                             Simon, R.D., D. Eder, and C. Evans. 1992. "The Development of feeling norms underlying
                                        romantic love among adolescent females" Social Psychology Quarterly  55: 29_46
  
                            Grusec and Goodnow. 1994. "Impact of Parental Disciplinary Methods on the Child's Internalization
                                        of Values" Developmental Psychology 30: 4_19

                                Supplementary:
  
                             Myers, S.M. 1996. "An Interactive Model of Religiosity Inheritance: The Importance of Family
                                        Context" American Sociological Review 61: 858_866.
  
                             Kohn, M. 1983. "On the transmission of Values in the family" Research in Sociology of Education
                                        and Socialization 4: 1_12.
  
                             Benson, D.E. 1992. "Who Believes In a Just World: Testing Explanations" Sociological Spectrum
                                        12: 73_104.
  
                             Kelley, J. and DeGraf, N. 1997. "National Context, Parental Socialization, and Religious Belief:
                                        Results from 15 Nations" American Sociological Review 62: 639_659.

November 6             Early Socialization__ Peer Groups

                                Primary:
  
                             Fine, G. 1987. With The Boys: Little League Baseball and Preadolescent Culture. Chicago:
                                        University of Chicago Press. Passim

                                Supplementary:
  
                             Schantz, C. 1987. "Conflicts Among Children" Child Development 58: 283_305.
  
                             Adler, P. and P. Adler. 1995. "Dynamics of Inclusion and Exclusion in Preadolescent Cliques"
                                        Social Psychology Quarterly 58: 145_162.

November 13           Early Socialization__ The Institution of Education

                                Primary:
  
                             Entwisle, D. and L.A. Hayduk. 1982. Early Schooling: Cognitive and Affective Outcomes.
                                        Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Press. Passim

  
                             Supplementary:
  
                             Simmons, R. and D. Blyth. 1987. Moving Into Adolescence: The Impact of Pubertal Change and
                                        School Context. New York: Aldine. Passim

November 20                                     THANKSGIVING BREAK

November 27           Early and Continuing Socialization__ Major societal demarcations: Class; Race and Ethnicity

                                Primary:
  
                             Gecas, V. 1979. "The Influence of Social Class on Socialization" in Burr et al.(eds), Contemporary
                                            Theories About the Family. Glencoe: The Free Press.
  
                             McAdoo, H.P. and J.L. McAdoo.(eds.) 1985. Black Children: Social, Educational, and Parental
                                            Environments. Beverly Hills: Sage. Passim but especially articles by Boykin and Toms, and
                                            Peters.
  
                             Rotherham and Phinney. 1987. "Definitions and Perspectives in the Study of Children's Ethnic
                                            Socialization" in Phinney and Rotherham (eds.) Children's Ethnic Socialization. Beverly Hills:
                                            Sage.

                                Supplementary:
  
                             Thornton, A. et al. 1990. "Sociodemographic and Environmental Correlates of Racial Socialization
                                            by Black Parents" Child Development 61: 401_409.
  
                             McLoyd, V. 1990. "The impact of economic hardship on black families and children: Psychological
                                            distress, parenting, and socioemotional development" Child Development 61: 311_346.
  
                             Demo, D. and Hughes, M. 1990. "Socialization and Racial Identity among Black Americans"
                                            Social Psychology Quarterly 53: 364_374.

December 4             Continuing Socialization__ The world of work and the workplace

                                Primary:
          
                     Mortimer, J. and R. Simmons. 1978. "Adult Socialization" Annual Review of Sociology 4:
                                        421_454.
  
                             Kohn, M. and Schooler, C. 1982. "Job Conditions and Personality: A Longitudinal Assessment of
                                        Their Reciprocal Effects" American Journal of Sociology
  
                             Kanter, R. 1976. "The Impact of Hierarchical Structures on the Work Behavior of Women and
                                        Men" Social Problems 23: 415_430.

                                Supplementary:
  
                             Mortimer, J. and Lorence, J. 1989. "Satisfaction and Involvement: Disentangling a deceptively
                                         simple relationship" Social Psychology Quarterly 52: 249_265.

December 11             2nd examination for M.A. students