what are the positive and negative implications of Parsons' four-problem matrix?
There are positive and negative aspects when using Pardons four problem matrix. What is pardons 4 problem matrix? This a social scheme made by Talcott Parsons in the 1950's. It is a system of societal functions that follow one another. [ Every society must meet these to follow and sustain an able social life. The negative implications are that if all of these systems are not followed correctly
then there will be trouble in the community and survival will be at a low. The people would not be able to sustain. The positive is that when followed the minimum conditions for survival are met. There is no confusion and it goes in a systematic order. This matrix is the same for every society and will not change
Adaptation- Capacity of the people to interact with the environment, includes gathering resources
Goal attainment- The capacity to set goals for the future and to make decisions accordingly, political resolutions are included Integration- language, religion, harmonization of the society and community Latency- institutions such as family, school, belief systems and values.
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