Pitfalls in Socialization: When Best Intentions Miss the Mark
The consequences of insufficient socialization may include behavior patterns such as increased emotionality and a predisposition toward fear- and anxiety-based emotional states. The process of socialization is about more than “exposure,” and social exposures need to be provided in just the right quantity and quality, and at the right time for maximum benefit. What happens when we miss the mark? Is it possible to create problems while trying to provide socialization experiences? This presentation will cover socialization guidelines and possible outcomes due to insufficient socialization. It will also focus specifically on two additional potential problems, traumatic experiences and conditioned arousal, outlining how these complications occur and how to avoid them.