Family Socialization in Brazil

  • Isabel MartínezEmail author
  • Leoncio Camino
  • Cleonice Camino
  • Edie Cruise
Part of the Science Across Cultures: The History of Non-Western Science book series (SACH, volume 7)


The present chapter outlines a number of studies on parental socialization carried out in Brazil. Different conceptualizations of the socialization process are analyzed, pointing out the role that the social and cultural contexts play in the socialization process. Next, some differential characteristics of Brazil are highlighted. The role of the family in the socialization process is considered, along with the conceptualization of parental socialization styles and practices, focusing on specific studies that analyze these questions in Brazil. The differences in the employment of socialization practices by mothers and fathers are evaluated, such as the different ways that parents behave with girls and boys. Finally, a number of studies are discussed that analyze the relationship between the socialization style that parents use and the adjustment of their children. Special attention is paid to the role of reasoning in the socialization process and the beneficial outcomes that it seems to have in Brazilian society compared to the employment of other socialization techniques.


Socialization Process Socialization Practice Latin American Country Physical Punishment Authoritative Parent 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Isabel Martínez
    • 1
    Email author
  • Leoncio Camino
    • 2
  • Cleonice Camino
    • 2
  • Edie Cruise
    • 3
  1. 1.Facultad de Ciencias de la Educación y Humanidades, Departamento de PsicologíaUniversidad de Castilla-La ManchaCuencaSpain
  2. 2.Departamento de Psicología SocialUniversidade Federal da ParaibaJoão PessoaBrazil
  3. 3.Departamento de PsicologíaUniversidad de Castilla-La ManchaCuencaSpain

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