(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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Usage Notes:

  • 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

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