ASWB : Models of human growth and development through the lifespan

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Example Questions

Example Question #1 : Models Of Human Growth And Development Through The Lifespan

Which of the following is not an essential component of conflict theory?

Possible Answers:

Social classes possess differing amounts of resources

Wealthier classes use their power to exploit the lower classes

Social classes combat social inequalities by working towards egalitarianism 

Society is broken into social strata

Correct answer:

Social classes combat social inequalities by working towards egalitarianism 

Explanation:

"Social classes combat social inequalities by working towards egalitarianism" is not an essential component of conflict theory. Conflict or Marxist theory was developed using the works of Karl Marx. This theory states that society is in conflict that arises from the division of social classes, the unequal distribution of resources, and the power of the upperclass to exploit the poor. Under this theory, conflict arises when the poor develop a class consciousness that enables them to realize their exploitation and combat it. Egalitarianism is a societal ideal where all groups are granted equal power and resources. This is in direct opposition to the basic principles of conflict theory. 

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