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.
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