- What gives social life a sense of stability & order?
- How does social change & development come about?
- What is the nature of the relationship between the individual and the society in which they live?
- To what extent does the society into which people are born shape their beliefs, behaviour, & life chances (including health outcomes)?
Well I was just reading this article. We heard this week that a social worker said, “They are going to have to get out of their environment and move to another place if they are going to get well.” Interesting comment.
I was reading in this article this comment:
- This theoretical perspective stresses the essential stability and cooperation within modern societies. Social events are explained by reference to the functions they perform in enabling continuity within society. Society itself is likened to a biological organism in that the whole is seen to be made up of interconnected and integrated parts; this integration is the result of a general consensus on core values and norms. Through the process of socialisation we learn these rules of society which are translated into roles. Thus, consensus is apparently achieved through the structuring of human behaviour.
- 'The state of optimum capacity of an individual for the effective performance of the roles and tasks for which s/he has been socialised.' Parsons, 1951
The question that I am ask today, why do people respond the way the do in the group they are in? Why do two people in the same family act and believe different?
How do we develop our thinking and act ON OUR BELIEF?