Symbolic interactionists view _____ as the primary motivation for human behavior.
whether or not action is functional
struggles for social and economic resources
achieving social solidarity
people’s definition of the situation
According to ____ theory, norms and values are defined by the most powerful groups in society.
According to Karl Marx, the most important influence on what humans think and how they behave is:
the economic organization of society
the educationall organization of society
the socio-emotional organization of society
the religious organization of society
Critics of functionalism argue that it
is inherently conservative, given its emphasis on stability.
understates the roles of power and conflict in society
is incorrect in its belief that inequality is necessary for the equitable distribution of societal resources
all of these are criticisms of functionalism
Which of the following emphasizes a micro perspective?
all of the above
Which of the following statements about social change would be most supported by Conflict theorists?
Social change evolves from an ever-evolving set of social relationships and the creation of new meaning systems.
Social change comes through the mobilization of people struggling for resources.
Social change occurs when there is social disorganization and society seeks equilibrium.
Social change evolves when people are educated about the society that they are living in.
Emile Durkheim, Karl Marx and Max Weber were ________ theorists.
One students argued that an increasing number of students abuse prescription drugs today. This is because major pharmaceutical companies and doctors keep prescribing unnecessary medicine to their patients in order to increase their revenue and income. This creates easy access for youth who are not properly informed the associated risk of the medication. Her theory is most associated with _________.
Symbolic Interaction Theory
According to _________, social order stems from consensus on public values.
____________ view society as an entity larger than the sum of its parts and conceived of society as an integrated whole – each part contributing to the overall stability of the system.
Symbolic Interaction theorists