- Are you confused by academic jargon? - Do you know your `discourse' from your `dialectic'? - Can you tell the difference between `anomie' and `alienation'? The Social Science Jargon Buster tackles the most confusing concepts in the social sciences, brea


Core definition

The process by which individuals internalize the norms, values and culture of their society and learn to behave in socially acceptable ways.

Longer explanation

We come into the world a screaming heap with no sense of self, others, or the ‘rules’ of the society into which we're born. We don't know what the world expects of us, and we don't ...

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