Contemporary Human Behavior Theory: A Critical Perspective for Social Work
Contemporary Human Behavior Theory: A Critical Perspective for Social Work, 2/e
is the first HSBE text to approach the subject from a comparative theory perspective, providing coverage of the most current and contemporary theories as well as traditional theories. A consistent framework for analysis is provided for all of the theoretical systems that are covered. This text encourages students to develop critical thinking skills in analyzing and comparing theories, and includes contemporary developments in traditional lifespan theory, theories of political economy, and a separate chapter on transpersonal theory (Ch. 12). Each chapter includes coverage of the research that supports a particular theory, as well as an analysis of the validity of that research; each chapter also includes a discussion of updated “Contemporary Issues.”
New features to the 2nd edition include updated content in all chapters, as well as new content on:
New theoretical content added to the textbook represents the most contemporary and cutting edge content in theory that is not usually found in other human behavior or theory textbooks.
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These two types of formulations are often intertwined with one another and , to
complicate matters further , are often linked together in a causal chain ( Howard &
Scott , 1981 ) . A classic example of causally linked deficiency formulations that ...
Further , between - country comparisons maintained the same trend and two
different trajectories of human development emerged in a world system : one for
the privileged , with high social capital ( see Chapter 11 ) ; and another for the ...
reports , do not directly measure the processes themselves but , rather , the
behaviors that result from such processes . Further , as self - report data , they
introduce a factor of subjectivity into the scientific method . Although this issue
should not ...