1. What is functional interdependence?
- A term to describe how society depends upon individuals to exist.
- A term to describe how individuals function within society itself.
- A term to describe how all social institutions rely on each other to work.
- A term to describe the correlation between educational achievement and social class.
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2. Which 2 functional prerequisites are "Expressive Needs" (some made up needs are here so that the answer to another question isn't revealed) ?
- Adaptation & Goal Attainment
- Interconnectivity & Achievement
- Integration & Latency
- Grand Hierarchy & Leaders
3. Basic Recap: What is the first name of Parsons?
4. Which of these is NOT a major criticism of Parson's theory (all others are)?
- He doesn't offer any framework for improving existing social systems.
- He provided no source of official statistics to prove his theory.
- Postmodernists could argue modern society is far too complex to be seen as harmonious.
- Very conservative - ignores power of some to impose their goals and assumes consensus.
- Teleological - explains all institutions via their effect, not the cause.
- Deterministic - he makes man (people) seem like cogs in a machine.
5. What famous analogy does Parsons use to compare society with the human body?
- Functional Analogy
- Organic Analogy
- Institutional Analogy
- Warm Bath Analogy