Functionalist perspective also known as functionalism

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is a set of ideas or statements that tries to explain behavior, events, and problems. Functionalist Perspective , also known as functionalism , sees society as being like an organism Manifest functions are the stated, intended functions or consequences of an institution Latent functions are the unintended, hidden, or unconscious functions that may result from a particular structure or institution. Dysfunctions are aspects of society that disrupt the social system and order Conflict Perspective argues that society is made up of groups with competing interests
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UNIT 1 TOPICS Lesson 1: What is Sociology? The Sociological Imagination The Sociological Perspective Lesson 2 & 3 Social Sciences Theorist of Sociology Types of Sociology
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UNIT 1 TOPICS Lesson 4 & 5 Sociological Perspectives What are the 3 Sociological Perspectives?
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UNIT 2 VOCAB Culture is the sum of learned behaviors, customs, knowledge, and material objects Material culture consists of actual objects or physical things like buildings, pieces of art, and clothing. Nonmaterial culture consists of the guidelines for group behavior, collective ideas, language, beliefs, and values. Society can be defined as a large group of people, living in the same area and sharing a common culture. A society shares common customs, behaviors, and objects. Cultural Universals items that are present in all societies such as sports, cooking, medicine etc. Cultural Transmission Each generation passes culture to future generations, who may adapt and change the behaviors, customs, and objects over time Innovation introducing new objects or ideas to a culture. Diffusion is the process through which a piece of culture is transferred from group to group and from society to society. Technology is basically information about how to use cultural objects and the environment’s resources for our benefit.
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UNIT 2 VOCAB Language a system of meanings and symbols that are used for communication. Norms are the rules and guidelines that govern group behavior. Formal norms are those that are written down and generally have some sort of formal punishment for breaking the norm Laws which are norms enforced by the government or state Informal norms are norms that are generally understood, but not written down Mores ( Mor-ays ) are norms considered to be necessary for the welfare of society.
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