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

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1. What is value consensus?

  • Mutual agreement amongst society about what values to regard as important.
  • A form of oppression described by Marxists.
  • A type of survey carried out to determine individual's personal values.
  • Where all institutions in society co-operate towards one central goal/value.
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2. Which of these is a type of INFORMAL social control?

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

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

  • Grounding (by Parents)
  • Court of Law
  • Truancy
  • Peer Pressure

4. What is Social Equilibrium?

  • Where value consensus and the warm bath theory are both in place.
  • Where there is balance & harmony amongst Society with regards to socialisation and social control.
  • Where the number of people in society and the number of crimes match up.
  • Where there is balance & harmony amongst Society with regards to social classes.

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

  • Social Order
  • Peer Pressure
  • Socialisation
  • Clairvoyance

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