Socialization is never total and never finished


“Socialization is never total and never finished.”
(from The Social Construction of Reality, p. 157)
But, what happens when you lack socialization?
The Extreme Cases of Feral Children:

COVID-19 and Lost Socialization:
San Diego SHARP Healthcare: How does limited socialization affect young kids? (
World Economic Forum: Lockdown has impacted cognitive function – but socializing again can boost it (
Response Prompt:
In your own words, describe primary and secondary socialization. How are the two processes similar to and different from each other? Give examples to support your answer.
While the content of our socialization can vary widely across cultures and classes, what are potential consequences of a lack of socialization?
Explain why socialization, as the opening quote on this page states, “is never total and never finished.”