functionalism key concepts theory

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1. What is the definition of: parts of the social system fit together to form a whole- parts are linked

  • functional prerequisites
  • interrelated
  • social institutions
  • functions
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2. What is the definition of: every institution has a positive contribution to the maintenance of social order and stability

  • functions
  • biological analogy
  • social institutions
  • social solidarity

3. What is the definition of: when an institution fails to function effectively it may disrupt the whole

  • dysfunctional
  • equilibrium
  • anomie
  • social solidarity

4. who said that society had functional prerequisites

  • Murray
  • Parsons
  • Merton
  • Durkheim

5. Who said that people are basically selfish unless they learn to share common values/ commit to co-operation then society would fall soon fall in to chaos/disorder

  • Durkheim
  • Parsons
  • Merton
  • Murray

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