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socialization so·cial·i·za·tion (sō'shə-lĭ-zā'shən)
The process of learning interpersonal and interactional skills that are in conformity with the values of one's society.
Learning the customs, attitudes, and values of a social group, community, or culture. Socialization is essential for the development of individuals who can participate and function within their societies, as well as for ensuring that a society's cultural features will be carried on through new generations. Socialization is most strongly enforced by family, school, and peer groups and continues throughout an individual's lifetime. (See also acculturation.)