Main Entry: in·ter·nal·ize
Pronunciation: in-'t&r-n&l-"Iz
Function: transitive verb
Inflected Form(s): -ized; -iz·ing
Date: 1884
: to give a subjective character to; specifically : to incorporate (as values or patterns of culture) within the self as conscious or subconscious guiding principles through learning or socialization
- in·ter·nal·i·za·tion /-"t&r-n&l-&-'zA-sh&n/ noun 

  Through years of passive social and formal education, we
  have internalized the nonconfrontational and "don't
  ask too many questions if at all" attitude.