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socialization

Pronunciation: so'shal-i-za'shun

Definition:

  1. The process of learning attitudes and interpersonal and interactional skills that are in conformity with the values of one's society.
  2. In a group therapy setting, a way of learning to participate effectively in the group.

[L. socius, partner, companion]

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