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

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1. How do values/beliefs become institutionalised?

  • Via socialisation and social equality.
  • Via social order and value consensus.
  • Via socialisation and social control.
  • Via social solidarity and mechanical solidarity.
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2. What one of these would be classed as "External Motivation"?

  • Social Controls
  • Therapy
  • Motivation
  • Social Order

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

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

4. What does Parsons say about our common values & beliefs?

  • That they are defined at the age of 18.
  • That we have a genuine commitment to them.
  • That we can adjust them/they are flexible.
  • That they are shaped entirely by our own actions.

5. 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.

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