ERIC Number: ED059427
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Feb
Reflections on the Forces for Adult Re-socialization and Thoughts on the Self as Capable of "Re-emergence".
Rivera, William M.
Re-socialization as renewed social assimilation and accomodation, with emphasis on the possibility of such renewed stress to bring out self-redefinition, is discussed. The discussion is centered around (1) a tenative typology of forces for re-socialization, (2) a view of adults as having three basic attitudinal strategies toward life, and (3) a flow-chart that may serve as a paradigm for re-socialization theory. The three major forces for re-socialization are cited as being: (1) Cultural transition; rural to urban area, migration to new country, career shift, and social status shift; (2) Critical social interaction: social conflict, social institutionalization, and brainwashing; and (3) Personal crux: physical accident, familial loss, responsibility shift, religious experience, and age crisis. The three major additudinal strategies that can be attributed to the individual are: problem-solving types, conforming types, and ambiguous types. These three types are described as to traits and behavioral responses to the environment. The re-socialization paradigm, in the shape of a tree, shows the basic influences on a human organism (genetic developmental, and environmental), two basic socializations (general and occupational), a disturbance to the norm, re-socialization, and three possible re-directions that occur. (DB)
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Authoring Institution: Syracuse Univ. Research Corp., NY. Educational Policy Research Center.