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Discipline name H-index Citations Publications World Ranking National Ranking
Social Sciences and Humanities H-index 84 Citations 126,945 177 World Ranking 77 National Ranking 38

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Awards & Achievements

1977 - Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

1966 - Fellow of John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation

Overview

What is he best known for?

The fields of study he is best known for:

  • Social science
  • Law
  • Epistemology

Talcott Parsons mainly investigates Epistemology, Social science, Action, Social psychology and Social theory. Talcott Parsons has researched Epistemology in several fields, including Democracy and Legitimation. His Social science research focuses on Sociological theory and Social philosophy.

As a part of the same scientific family, Talcott Parsons mostly works in the field of Social psychology, focusing on Process and, on occasion, Manufacturing engineering and Socialization. His research investigates the connection between Social theory and topics such as Social system that intersect with issues in Action theory, Middle East and Philosophy and economics. His biological study spans a wide range of topics, including AGIL paradigm and Human condition.

His most cited work include:

  • The Social System (8869 citations)
  • The Theory of Social and Economic Organization (8327 citations)
  • Family, socialization and interaction process (2210 citations)

What are the main themes of his work throughout his whole career to date?

His primary areas of investigation include Epistemology, Social science, Social system, Action and Social psychology. His study in the field of Action theory, Social theory and AGIL paradigm also crosses realms of General theory. Sociological theory and Social philosophy are the core of his Social science study.

Many of his studies on Social philosophy apply to Social structure as well. Talcott Parsons combines topics linked to Normative with his work on Social system. While the research belongs to areas of Social psychology, he spends his time largely on the problem of Social change, intersecting his research to questions surrounding Social relation.

He most often published in these fields:

  • Epistemology (19.30%)
  • Social science (17.11%)
  • Social system (10.96%)

What were the highlights of his more recent work (between 1993-2019)?

  • Epistemology (19.30%)
  • Social system (10.96%)
  • Social science (17.11%)

In recent papers he was focusing on the following fields of study:

The scientist’s investigation covers issues in Epistemology, Social system, Social science, Action and Humanities. Specifically, his work in Epistemology is concerned with the study of Theoretical psychology. He has included themes like Mathematics education, School class, Empirical evidence and Normative in his Social system study.

Sociological theory, Action theory, Social theory and Social relation are the subjects of his Social science studies. His Social theory research includes elements of Social psychology and Presentation. His studies deal with areas such as Cognitive psychology and Social psychology, Personality as well as Action.

Between 1993 and 2019, his most popular works were:

  • Toward a General Theory of Action (753 citations)
  • The Structure of Social Action: A Study in Social Theory With Special Reference to a Group of Recent European Writers (458 citations)
  • El sistema social (226 citations)

In his most recent research, the most cited papers focused on:

  • Social science
  • Law
  • Anthropology

His primary areas of study are Social science, Epistemology, Social system, General theory and Sociological theory. His Social science study incorporates themes from Modernity and Criticism. Talcott Parsons performs multidisciplinary study on Epistemology and Function in his works.

His work deals with themes such as Mathematics education, School class, Biography and Politics, which intersect with Social system. The Sociological theory study combines topics in areas such as Sociology of religion, Industrial society, Christianity and The Symbolic. His work on Social philosophy is typically connected to Structure as part of general Social relation study, connecting several disciplines of science.

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Top Publications

The Social System

Talcott Parsons.
(1951)

27824 Citations

The Theory of Social and Economic Organization

Max Weber;A. M. Henderson;Talcott Parsons.
(1947)

25766 Citations

Family, socialization and interaction process

Robert Freed Bales;Talcott Parsons.
(1954)

6645 Citations

Toward a General Theory of Action: Theoretical Foundations for the Social Sciences

Talcott Parsons;Edward Shils;Neil J. Smelser.
(2017)

5473 Citations

Structure and Process in Modern Societies

Talcott Parsons.
(1960)

4680 Citations

The Theory of Social and Economic Organization.

George Simpson;Max Weber;A. M. Henderson;Talcott Parsons.
The Philosophical Review (1948)

3584 Citations

The Structure of Social Action

Earle LeRoy Rauber;Talcott Parsons.
Southern Economic Journal (1938)

3103 Citations

The System of Modern Societies

Talcott Parsons.
(1971)

3000 Citations

Societies; evolutionary and comparative perspectives

Talcott Parsons.
(1966)

2892 Citations

Toward a General Theory of Action.

E. K. Francis;Talcott Parsons;Edward A. Shils;G. Tolman.
American Sociological Review (1952)

2618 Citations

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