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How important are peer groups in the process of socialisation and learning gender roles?

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This essay is about the process of socialisation, which takes place in everyone's lives. I am trying to find out whether peer groups are important in the process of socialisation. Socialisation means learning your culture, norms, beliefs, and values. Peer groups are people that are your age and they can influence you. Gender roles are things that influence people in different ways, depending on how that person takes it. We become socialised by our parents who we see from birth and copy what they do. We also become socialised by our peer groups i.e. we copy the clothes they buy, Media plays quite a important role to i.e. ...read more.


Peer groups can influence us by the clothes they wear, the way they speak, the way they treat other people. You can get different peer groups like the popular who know all the latest gossip like whose going out with who, they also very laid back and cool, they are all leaders not followers, they all hang around in large groups. The next group is the jocks, they care about their grades, they are also people who are a little less known, and they are not bothered about what people think of them. ...read more.


I think my peer groups have effected me by my what they eat what they wear. I think peer groups are more effective in the process of socialisation than parents. People could argue about this, but this is my opinion. As people do have different opinions. I have my own opinion so am sure you do aswell. To aspect any bullying is not right people should not do it, they should tell someone about it. They could tell a teacher, a friend, family, or a councillor. Children can talk to the school nurse she may be able to help, or even the teacher he or she can help you a lot. They make it stop ...read more.

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