(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 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 in place in total institutions.
- Variant form: resocialisation
- People can (verb) resocialize themselves and others by (verb) resocializing with other (noun) resocializers in order to become (noun) resocialized.
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Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “resocialization.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved March 24, 2019 (https://sociologydictionary.org/resocialization/).
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resocialization. (2013). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/resocialization/
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“resocialization.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 24 Mar. 2019. <https://sociologydictionary.org/resocialization/>.