AQA Sociology A2 - Parsonian Functionalism - Part 2, Social Equlibrium

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1. What is value consensus?

  • Where all institutions in society co-operate towards one central goal/value.
  • Mutual agreement amongst society about what values to regard as important.
  • A type of survey carried out to determine individual's personal values.
  • A form of oppression described by Marxists.
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2. What one of these would be classed as "Internal Motivation"?

  • Clairvoyance
  • Social Order
  • Socialisation
  • Peer Pressure

3. Which of these is a type of INFORMAL social control?

  • The Police
  • Truancy
  • Peer Pressure
  • Court of Law

4. Why does society need to have Value Consenus?

  • It acts as a glue to mould us together.
  • To allow fair mobility through careers.
  • It ensures all institutions are interdependent.
  • We don't need it.

5. What one of these would be classed as "External Motivation"?

  • Motivation
  • Social Controls
  • Therapy
  • Social Order


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