(Answered) socw6060 Week 4 Assignment: Application of Role Theory to a Case Study:Worksheet: Dissecting a Theory and Its Application to a Case Study

Basic Assumptions of the Theory


Directions: For each section, respond in 2 to 3 sentences to the following prompts. Where relevant, provide citations to support your claims.


Name of theory: Role theory


Name of theorist: Ralph Linton- sociology and George Herbert Mead- social psychology.



What are the major assumptions of the theory? The major assumption of role theory is that social systems, including cultures, organizations, societies, groups, and families operate through roles. Examples of these roles are mother, father, son, daughter, etc.