functionalism key concepts theory

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1. 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

  • Merton
  • Durkheim
  • Parsons
  • Murray
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2. What FP is this: coordinating all parts of the social sytsym to achieve shared goals with people having a scene of belonging to society

  • Latency
  • Adaptation
  • Intergeneration
  • Goal attainment

3. What is the definition of: the building blocks of society e.g. education, the family,religion,legal framework,which all work together to create and support the whole

  • functions
  • social solidarity
  • social institutions
  • interrelated

4. What is the definition of: the bonds that hold society together create a feeling of belonging and a willingness to abide by the shared norms and values

  • social institutions
  • social order
  • social solidarity
  • value consensus

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

  • social solidarity
  • dysfunctional
  • anomie
  • equilibrium


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