Talcott Parsons Theories

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Born on December 13, 1902 in Colorado Springs.
He died at the age of 76 on May 6, 1979 in Munich, West Germany.
His field was sociology and he studied at Harvard University.

Talcott parsons studied philosophy, sociology and biology, at Amherst College. In 1924, he received his B.A. Parsons studied at the London school of economics as well, and he received his PH.D from the University of Heidelberg. From 1927 to 1973 he served on the faculty team of Harvard University.

Parsons developed a theory for the study of society, he called this theory, action theory. Action theory was founded in order to identify as an attempt to sustain the scientific rigor of positivism. This theory attempted to establish a balance between two major mythological traditions. Parsons was responsible for bringing out the work of Emile Durkheim, Vifredo Pareto, and Max Weber. Parsons stated that it should be analyzed in different terms

1. Distinction between the structural and functional.

2. Fundamentally distinct difference between maintaining systems equilibrium and structural change.

Parsons' studies included that of roles. Roles in society and families. He even stated the role of a sick person is a social role. He found that kinship structures are also clearly subject to important process of functional differentiation and have often become the focus for political and economic activities. He outlined what has become the accepted functional view of education. He argues that primary socialization within the family is taken over by the school as the focal socializing agency.

Charles Darwin

Born on February 12, 1809 in the United Kingdom.
He died at the age of 76 on April 1882 in Kent, UK.
Darwin studied at the University of Cambridge.


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...s. It is a way of helping many people deal with their problems and emotions. His method was used to understand how the patients felt, what they were going through. Freud’s methods changed the world and helped many people. It gave us a chance to look at the human brain and how to deal with people who had been in an emotional state. Other than Parsons' research talking about sociology and how people should act in society, or Darwin's research talking about how humans changed through time. Freud’s theory talked about how the human brain functions, he made a theory that was understandable he explained his theory properly and he showed us the different parts of the brain, the unconscious and the conscious, and how that was divided into three: the ego, the id, and the super ego. This is why I think Freud’s research provides the most understanding out of all three concepts

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