1. A manifest function is an intended function; latent an unintended one.
  2. Individuals are seen as puppets of the system, with no ability to interpret and act for themselves.
  3. Conservative.
  4. Societies change gradually, through a process of structural differentiation and through a process of dynamic (or moving) equilibrium.
  5. Where society is compared to a body or organism, with different parts carrying out different functions.
  6. Adaptation, goal attainment, integration, latency.
  7. a) Family, workplace, church; b) police, prison, school. (Note: the same institution may often act as both.)