4 Agents Of Socialization Analysis Essay

4 Agents of Socialization
The 4 agents of socialization are family, peers, mass media and education. By far for myself family is the important aspect of socialization. I have always been the type of person that goes out or stays home and spends time with my mom, dad, and brother. We are always doing things together even though I and 26 and my brother is 19. We go to church together and eat out together. I spend time with them even though I work and have a great girlfriend and a busy life. I am always being taught something from my family. I have been with them from Day 1 since I was born. I was completely dependent on them when I was little. I was taught to walk, to talk, to read and to write. They were the first people I came in contact…

We are bombarded with all kinds of mass media every day. From TV, radio, and social media, there is always someone telling us their right way to do something and there is someone else telling us that is the wrong was to do something. Mass media “Influences people’s behavior through modeling and imitation” (1994). We know that when kids see things they will try to imitate them without even thinking if that will get themselves hurt or even killed in some cases. They see something cool on line in a YouTube video then go try it because it didn’t hurt the person in the video. If it’s safe for the person in the video then it’s safe for me. I am invincible, is what some kids will think. I know from personal experience I can’t go more than 30 minutes without checking on Facebook or puling yahoo up and looking at today’s headlines. I get off from school and turn the radio on and listen to the news and music on the radio. I then get home and turn on the TV and they have the local news at 4, 5, 6, and 7pm.Then they have the national news on at 6:30. It’s too much. Macionis points out in chap 3 of “Society, the basics” that roughly the “average household has at least one television set turned on for eight hours a day and that people spend more than half their free time watching television(2015). People sit in front of the TV and sit there like a bump on a log not doing anything or engaging their mind at all. They are being sucked into the TV and are clueless about anything else going on around them. We need some quiet time for ourselves just to sit and unplug ourselves from all outside sources and just think by our self. One of my favorite things to do especially when I have a horrible day is to just go deer hunting by myself. I could care less if I get a deer. I just enjoy being out there and listening to the sound of the wind and the…