Talcott Parsons. Background. Born in 1902 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Youngest of five children. He came from religious family that valued education. His father was a congregational minister and professor at Colorado College. His mother was a progressivist and a suffragist. Background.
of Action (1951)
1- Interdependent parts: this is society’s institutions (religion, education, politics, etc.) that are all linked together. A change in one institution leads to a change in other parts. In order to function properly the system will seek equilibrium, or stability.