Essay On Functionalism

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Individual paper (Functionalism) For the purpose of this essay question, I will first introduce about the functionalist perspective and then critically apply and explain the abuse of psychotropic substance for those aged below 21 from 2004 to 2009. Functionalism is a kind of way that people observe the world in sociology. Structure, function, functional prerequisites, value consensus, social order, socialization and norms and values are the parts of functionalism. The point of view of functionalism is that the various parts of society are considered to be interrelated and form a complete system. To identify any part of society, such as family or religion, it is necessary to see parts of the whole society. (Haralambos, M. and M. Holborn. 2004)…show more content…
(Haralambos, M. and M. Holborn. 2004) In practice, the term function is often used to represent the institution 's contribution to the maintenance and survival of social systems. For example, one of the main functions of the family is the socialization of new members of society. This is an important contribution to social maintenance, because order, stability and cooperation depend to a large extent on the learned, common norms and values. (Haralambos, M. and M. Holborn.…show more content…
2011). They are usually having more behavioral and emotional problems. They do not have the value consensus that they are having a problem or in need of help. Teenagers who did not live with both parents and also poor parent relationship and unhappy family had a higher likelihood of developing drug problems. (Centre for Suicide Research and Prevention and the Department of Social Work and Social Administration, The University of Hong Kong. 2011) Those teenagers are without socialization from family and lack of learning
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