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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Key Concepts Conflict theory is a broad term encompassing several theories that
share underlying assumptions about the nature of social phenomena . Despite
the fact that certain concepts may be particular to a specific theorist , there are ...
... Although Austrian neuropathologist and psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud is
widely regarded as the “ grandfather ” of psychodynamic theory , many of his
ideas and concepts were based on the works of earlier philosophers and
socialization , we draw on concepts from role theory , reference group theory ,
and socialization theory , all of which reflect the interactionist framework . The
concept of role is central to symbolic interactionism . A role is a social category or