An element or a process of society that may actually disrupt a social system or lead to a decrease in stability is known as a:
A) latent function.
B) manifest function.
D) conflict function.
Which of the following could be a manifest function of colleges?
A) They are a place to meet future husbands or wives.
B) They sometimes fail to teach students how to read or write effectively.
C) They help to maintain the economic status quo in the U.S.
D) They prepare students for post-college careers.
Children who experience divorce in their family are more likely to experience divorce themselves when they are adults.This is an example of a:
A) dysfunction of families.
B) latent function of families.
C) manifest function of families.
D) proactive function of families.
Which sociological perspective sees the social world as being in continual struggle?
A) functionalist perspective
B) conflict perspective
C) interactionist perspective
D) global perspective