Definition of Resocialization
(noun) The learning process by which old behaviors are replaced by new ones.
Example of Resocialization
- Moving to another country and learning new norms.
International Phonetic Alphabet
- American English – /ˈˌriˌsoʊʃəˌlaɪˈzeɪʃ(ə)n/
- British English – /ˌriːˌsəʊʃəlʌɪˈzeɪʃn/
- 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 an individual’s will, such as in prison or court mandated drug rehabilitation, and typically takes place in total institutions.
- A type of socialization.
- Variant spelling:
- People can (verb) resocialize themselves and others by (verb) resocializing with other (noun) resocializers in order to become (noun) resocialized.
- cultural contact
- social acceptance
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ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “resocialization.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved June 5, 2023 (https://sociologydictionary.org/resocialization/).
APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)
resocialization. (2013). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/resocialization/
Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “resocialization.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed June 5, 2023. https://sociologydictionary.org/resocialization/.
MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)
“resocialization.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 5 Jun. 2023. <https://sociologydictionary.org/resocialization/>.