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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To survive , members of marginalized groups must not only understand their life
perspective but also develop full knowledge of the life perspective of the
dominant group . Swigonski ( 1994 ) wrote that this double consciousness or
Collins maintained that , “ suppressing the knowledge and viewpoint of any
oppressed group makes it easier for dominant groups to rule because the
seeming absence of an independent consciousness in the oppressed can be
taken to mean ...
They begin challenging previously held beliefs and attitudes to move toward
endorsing minority - held views and rejecting dominant values of society . As their
feelings intensify , they develop a need for positive self - definition and , in the last