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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Assimilation Adaptation As ethnic minorities become schooled through the
system of formal public education , they become subject to socialization to the
values and norms of the larger society . In other words , to some extent they
As ethnic minority persons become acculturated into the larger social system ,
they begin a process of dual identification . As societal values and behaviors are
learned , they must also become fully internalized for true integration to be ...
Thus , behaviors that are constantly repeated become patterns or habits .
Although this is helpful because it makes it unnecessary to define each situation
anew each time we encounter it , the meanings of our actions become embedded
in our ...