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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On what grounds does the theory base its appeal for acceptance ? As we
summarize each theory , an important consideration is the theory ' s appeal for
acceptance . What leads us to choose one theory over another ? What type of
disclosure to others ; acceptance of identity and establishing long - term
relationships ; separatism , pride in identity , and wider disclosure ; reconciliation
with heterosexual culture ; and expanding the focus of development beyond the
scope of ...
Application to Social Work Practice The traditional theories of cognitive and moral
development , as espoused by Piaget and Kohlberg , have received wide
acceptance in social work practice and have been an integral part of human