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Social Systems: Definition & Theory

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The individual people and institutions that combine to create a functioning society are known as what?

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1. Who is credited with having first explored social systems in a sociological context?

2. Talcott Parsons's theory of basic conditions for the survival of societies is known as what?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

By taking this quiz, you will be able to examine your knowledge of the system of groups and institutions that work together to make a functioning society. Some of the areas you will be quizzed on include theories, types of systems and an influential person in the development of the theories related to these systems.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz/worksheet combo will check your knowledge of:

  • Who first explored the systems in a sociological context
  • What the theory of survival of societies is known as
  • Example(s) of systems that work together to form a successful whole
  • Which theory illustrates how individual systems of groups and institutions combine to create a functioning whole

Skills Practiced

Complete this quiz to test your ability to practice:

  • Making connections - correlate the connection between the theorist responsible for the theory of survival of societies and the theory that states combined systems create a functioning whole
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about who first developed theories about groups and institutions working together in a society
  • Information recall - remember what you've learned regarding theories and examples of this system

Additional Learning

You can learn more details about these systems by reviewing the accompanying lesson titled Social Systems: Definition, Theory & Quiz. The lesson goes over the following objectives:

  • Defines systems that interact socially
  • Explains how systems work together
  • Discusses academic theories of systems working together towards a functioning society
  • Describes how different systems in social contexts work
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