Consider your readings and lectures on socialization in reflecting upon your families
ideas about people who are different from you in terms of race/ethnicity, nationality,
religion, sexual orientation, developmental disabilities, gender, and political
identification. How are your current personal beliefs on the above categories
different from the ideas into which your family socialized you? What influenced the
changes if any (peers, religion, education, government etc.)?
2. Using Kohlbergs Theory of Moral Development, a person who denies same-sex couples the
right to marry based on the fact that the law does not permit it or their religious book forbids
same-sex marriage is at what level of Moral Development? Explain your answer.
3. Use either the Thomas Theorem or the self-fulfilling prophecy to indicate how an
an individual’s actions can be a benefit or detriment to society.
4. Identify ways in which an individual can engage in civic life. How important
is your cooperation in participating in civic life and carrying out certain civic
duties? Explain your answer.
5. After completing the multicultural quiz, reflect on your results. What were your
results? How diverse was your personal process of socialization? How did it
change over time? Did this quiz prompt any insights related to your responses to
6. After completing the Bogardus survey, what areas of social distance are indicated?
Do you foresee attempting to close-in those social distances or will you stay the
7. In what ways are you personally involved in responsible civic action? How do you
foresee your civic involvement changing in the future (stay the same, increase,
decrease)? Explain your answer using social theory (Structural functional, symbolic
interaction or conflict).