FUNCTIONALIST THEORY- PSYCHOLOGICAL FUNCTIONS

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PSYCHOLOGICAL FUNCTIONS-

MALINOWSKI!!!

Malinowski says religion create social solidarity by performing a psychological function which involves e.g. coping with emotional stress which would challenge solidarity. In addition, it could be argued that there are two situations where this occurs.

1) Where the outcome is uncontrollable and uncertain. For example trobriand islanders of the western…

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