AQA Sociology A2 - Merton Strain Theory

What is the first name of the Sociologist who developed/created Strain Theory?
Robert
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What is "Strain" a result of (according to Merton)?
Conflict between cultural goals & means to achieve them.
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What are the 2 main factors that contribute towards strain?
Cultural factors & structural factors
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What is Retreatism?
Where individuals drop out of society's expectations by abandoning cultural goals and legitimate means.
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What is the main issue with Merton's approach to Strain Adaptations?
Individuals might be able to slot into more than 1 adaptation
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What is "Strain" a result of (according to Merton)?

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Conflict between cultural goals & means to achieve them.

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What are the 2 main factors that contribute towards strain?

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What is Retreatism?

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