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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Ideology is also embedded in the helping situation itself because it both defines
and sustains the context of helping as well as the interactions between the
parties involved . In addition to the historical context of ideological definitions , the
The Dual Perspective To more accurately understand the life context of minority
persons , Norton ( 1978 ) has suggested that they must be viewed within two
separate contexts , the nurturing system and the sustaining system ( Figure 5 . 3 )
Children are first raised in their primary context and learn the values , beliefs ,
attitudes , and behaviors of their family and immediate community . The degree of
intimacy within this primary context is usually high , and the bond formed within ...