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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This approach also includes considering the biological effects of women ' s life
cycle ( e . g . , menstruation , pregnancy , childbirth , and menopause ) . Feminist
family therapy honors ways of relating and communicating within families that ...
Critical Analysis Biological , Psychological , and Spiritual Factors Biological
factors are recognized as being important factors in development but are not the
primary area of emphasis in most psychosocial developmental theories .
The preeminent influence of biology and genetics also has been a cornerstone of
sociobiology and the newly emerging field of evolutionary psychology , both of
which attribute biological causation to not only cognitive functioning but also to ...