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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In contrast to the views promoted by other theories of human behavior ,
empowerment theories do not blame the victims for their lack of access to
resources and power , but rather , recognize that such problems arise as a result
of the failure of ...
Key Concepts Central to all empowerment theories is the concept of
empowerment . Empowerment refers to the process by which individuals and
groups gain power , access to resources , and control over their own lives . In
doing so , they ...
Further , there are numerous factions between and within various types of
empowerment theories . Despite their explicit focus on social , cultural , and
economic forces , some of these debates have become highly abstruse and