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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It is a significant challenge for people to achieve competence and comfort within
two cultural contexts . However , the minority person who masters two cultures , is
able to speak in two languages , and understands two different sets of values ...
Cultural Competence Given the cultural diversity in contemporary society and the
projected growth of ethnic cultural minority populations in the United States ,
achieving cultural competence has become one of the most pressing issues for ...
Most models of cultural competence are based on the conceptual work of
Pedersen ( 1994 ) and Mason , Benjamin , and Lewis ( 1996 ) and utilize
developmental stages in which a person or organization progresses from lower
to higher levels ...