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Sociology: Formal and Informal Social Control
Glossary

Glossary

Agencies of Socialisation - A 'correct' or 'proper' way of behaving in a certain situation.
Custom – Traditional behaviours and beliefs.
Norm – Appropriate and acceptable behaviour in given situations.
Socialisation – The way that an individual learns the appropriate and acceptable behaviour for his or her society.
Trend – How a pattern has changed over time or how it differs geographically.
Value – Belief that something is desirable and worth trying for.

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