The Role of Culture and Communication in the Socialization Process

7 Pages Posted: 20 Dec 2018

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Samuel Bâlc

Baptist Theological Institute of Bucharest

Date Written: November 20, 2018

Abstract

Given that people's behavioral patterns are so diverse, there is an unconscious tendency on the part of many to reject such behaviors. To avoid such situations, we need to know the importance of the social dimension of communication that is based on two fundamental factors: One factor is that each person is born in a particular culture with its perspective, its way of thinking and action. The second factor is that each person is born in a particular society, a community that has certain expectations of its members, certain modes of interaction, etc. Consequently, in order to understand the behavioral patterns of a community and to integrate within the community, particular attention must be paid to both culture and communication. At the same time, it must be established that socialization requires understanding and acceptance of changes that need to be made, recognizing that this requires time. Those who share a common culture are a society, a community. Each generation of a particular society receives the culture of society, the community of the previous generation, enriches it, and transmits it to the next generation. Therefore, one can say that a culture is not static but constantly changing. Thus, to communicate effectively and to integrate into a society, communities must have an adequate knowledge of culture.

Keywords: Culture, communication, socialization, behavioral patterns, society

Suggested Citation

Bâlc, Samuel, The Role of Culture and Communication in the Socialization Process (November 20, 2018). RAIS Conference Proceedings - The 11th International RAIS Conference on Social Sciences. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3303539 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3303539

Samuel Bâlc (Contact Author)

Baptist Theological Institute of Bucharest ( email )

Bucharest
Romania

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