Socialization in Psychological Perspectives

  • Ivar FrønesEmail author
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Well-Being and Quality of Life Research book series (BRIEFSWELLBEING)


The chapter presents an understanding of socialization in the dominant psychoanalytic theories, ranging from Freud to Lacan, and in cognitive psychology, rooted in Piaget and Kohlberg, as well as relating socialization to learning theory and to the framework of Vygodsky. Social cognitive development represents an axis in psychological theorising, with the family and peers the dominant agents of socialization.


Development Decentering Phases of childhood Family Peers 


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  1. 1.Department of Sociology and Human GeographyUniversity of OsloOsloNorway

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