Retreatism: Definition, Modes & Examples


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Which of the following is NOT a part of Merton's five modes of adaptation?

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1. Deviance is best described as:

2. Which of the following is a good example of retreatism?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Anticipate being examined on concepts such as the five modes of adaptation and the definition of deviance, in addition to retreatism's examples and qualities.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be specifically faced with questions regarding:

  • Components of Robert Merton's five modes of adaptation
  • Deviance's definition
  • Examples of retreatism
  • Properties of retreatism
  • Robert Merton's development of the five modes of adaptation

Skills Practiced

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the modes of adaptation and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the concept of retreatism
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related retreatism lesson

Additional Learning

Read our corresponding lesson on the same topic to absorb even more knowledge. This lesson, Retreatism: Definition and Lesson, will particularly cover:

  • What retreatism is
  • Retreatism's real world examples
  • The psychology behind retreatism
  • Works of Robert Merton