anticipatory socialization

(noun) The process of preparing for future roles and statuses by learning and adopting new behaviors, norms, skills, and values.

Example: Attending an etiquette class.

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Usage Notes:

  • Plural: anticipatory socializations
  • The process of anticipatory socialization creates cultural capital.
  • Variant form: anticipatory socialisation

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How to Cite the Definition of Anticipatory Socialization

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “anticipatory socialization.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved October 22, 2018 (https://sociologydictionary.org/anticipatory-socialization/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

anticipatory socialization. (2013). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/anticipatory-socialization/

Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “anticipatory socialization.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed October 22, 2018. https://sociologydictionary.org/anticipatory-socialization/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“anticipatory socialization.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 22 Oct. 2018. <https://sociologydictionary.org/anticipatory-socialization/>.