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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Although Parson ' s model and dynamic systems theory are both concerned with
functions that maintain system survival , structural functionalism does not go as
far as dynamic systems theory in addressing creative system transformation .
Yin ( like morphostasis ) interacts with yang ( like morphogenesis ) to produce
dynamically all things in the universe ( like ... Although dynamic systems theory
does not pretend to give a definitive statement about what this ultimate reality is ,
Dynamic systems theory , by its focus on both the person and environment ,
facilitates our ability to address all levels of systems and , accordingly , devise
interventions for both individual change and social change . Further , the concept