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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Because humans reflect on their experiences , they are able to visualize
themselves , evaluate their actions and feelings , and consciously make ...
Meanings and symbols allow people to carry on distinctively human action and
interaction . 5 .
In keeping with Mead ' s thesis , Blumer emphasized the interpretive process that
results from social action and interaction . Blumer rejected the macrostructural
approach to society because it ignored the interpretive process and fostered an ...
This yields a moral imperative for compassionate action toward others in the local
environment as well as a larger concern for justice and ecological balance for all
on the planet . If one were to apply such an awareness to social action at any ...