functionalism key concepts theory

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1. What is the definition of: society is characterised by value consensus balance and harmony individuals are integrated and regulated

  • value consensus
  • biological analogy
  • social order
  • social solidarity
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2. who said that society had functional prerequisites

  • Merton
  • Parsons
  • Durkheim
  • Murray

3. What FP is this: minimising social tensions and interpersonal conflicts which might prevent individuals and society form working efficiently

  • Intergeneration
  • Goal attainment
  • Latency
  • Adaptation

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

  • functions
  • social institutions
  • interrelated
  • functional prerequisites

5. Who agues that if societys are to survive in a healthy state then 4 functional prerequisites have to be met by 4 sub symptoms- GAIL mode

  • Merton
  • Durkheim
  • Parsons
  • Murray


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