Latent Functions in Sociology


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Which is an example of a latent function of the high school education system?

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1. What is a manifest function of organized religion?

2. Newspapers and other print media create a major challenge: we dispose of millions of copies of this material every day. This problem resulting from newspapers is an example of what concept?

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This quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your understanding of latent functions. To pass the quiz you'll need to identify a latent function of the high school education system and know the manifest function of organized religion.

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  • Latent function of high school education
  • Manifest function of organized religion
  • Examples of functions and dysfunctions
  • Best description for latent functions

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Additional Learning

To learn more about unintended results of certain social structures, review the corresponding lesson called Latent Functions in Sociology. This lesson will help you:

  • Define latent function
  • Describe the difference between latent and manifest functions
  • Identify examples of latent functions
  • Understand the negative consequences of certain social structures