SO115Essentials of Sociology
Directions: Be sure to make an electronic copy of your answer before submitting it to Ashworth College for grading. Unless otherwise stated, answer in complete sentences, and be sure to use correct English spelling and grammar. Sources must be cited in APA format. Your response should be four (4) pages in length; refer to the “Assignment Format” page for specific format requirements.
Respond to this topic using a five paragraph format. The lead paragraph should state your position on the topic and preview the points you intend to address. Paragraphs 2, 3, and 4, are your body paragraphs. Each should address one of the three key points or topics you want to discuss and evaluate. The final paragraph should restate your thesis and review the points you’ve made in the body paragraphs.
Utilizing information provided by your text, compare the insights into socialization provided by Charles Horton Cooley, George Herbert Mead, and Jean Piaget, in order to decide which theorist gives us the most useful insights into the development of the Self.
Note: There is no absolute “right answer” to this essay. It’s up to you to apply your critical thinking to the assigned topic. It’s up to you to decide which theorist tells us the most about the process of socialization and why you think that’s the case.
Please refer to the rubric on the next page for the grading criteria for this assignment.