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Participation Assignment #3, Culture & Socialization

Part One:

Google: ( Secret of a wild child) After viewing this Nova documentary answer the following questions:

Assignment Sheet for the film SecretsofaWildChild.

Write a nice solid paragraph for each of the following questions:

  1. What were the conditions that Genie was raised in by her biological parents?

Abuse, neglect and social isolation.

  1. Did Genie achieve normal language skills?

She learned some language after puberty, her inability to use grammar.

  1. What are a couple of theories on Language Development in humans that was presented in the film? What are the two theories of language acquisition proposed by Noam Chomsky & Eric Lenneberg?
  1. What ethical issues relative to the treatment of Genie did the film raise?
  1. What conclusions did the professionals come to relative to Genies progress?
  1. Where is Genie today?

Part Two

Read the excerpt from C Wright Mills book The Sociological Imagination. To access this excerpt, Google the following: (The Sociological Imagination C. Wright Mills the promise pdf) and answer the following questions:

a) What does C. Wright Mills mean by Sociological Imagination?

b)How does he make a distinction between personal problems and social issues?

c)Give a couple of examples in contemporary society of personal problems and social issues.

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