(noun) The learning process by which old behaviors are replaced by new ones.
Example: Moving to another country and learning new norms.
Audio Pronunciation: (re·so·cial·i·za·tion)
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- Plural: resocializations
- Resocialization can be voluntary or involuntary. Voluntary resocialization occurs by choice such as starting a new job or attending a university. Involuntary resocialization occurs against a person’s will, such as in prison or court mandated drug rehabilitation and typically takes in place in total institutions.
- Variant form: resocialisation