(noun) The idea that behaviors, norms, and values that an individual learns are picked up from their social situation and ingrained into them due to prolonged exposure to such social situation.

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  • Plural: habitualizations

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How to Cite the Definition of Habitualization

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “habitualization.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved June 17, 2019 (http://sociologydictionary.org/habitualization/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

habitualization. (2013). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from http://sociologydictionary.org/habitualization/

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

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “habitualization.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed June 17, 2019. http://sociologydictionary.org/habitualization/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“habitualization.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 17 Jun. 2019. <http://sociologydictionary.org/habitualization/>.