AQA Sociology A2 - Parsonian Functionalism - Part 1, AGIL

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1. What is functional interdependence?

  • A term to describe the correlation between educational achievement and social class.
  • A term to describe how society depends upon individuals to exist.
  • A term to describe how all social institutions rely on each other to work.
  • A term to describe how individuals function within society itself.
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2. Synoptic Link - Which one of these specifically thought the family would be classed as a 'functional prerequisite'.

  • Robert Merton
  • George Murdock
  • Ann Oakley
  • Charles Murray

3. How does Parsons explain deviance?

  • As a result of inadequate socialisation.
  • As a result of traditional societies.
  • As a result of excessive strain.
  • As a result of a lack of functional prerequisites.

4. Basic Recap: What is the first name of Parsons?

  • Talcon
  • Talcott
  • Talcum
  • Tallon

5. Hedonism is an example of what?

  • Goal Attainment
  • Latency
  • Achievement
  • Grand Hierarchy

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