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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Feminist theory recognizes the existence of multiple experienced realities , based
in different vantage points , and supports women and other oppressed groups in
the formation of their own selfunderstandings and life aspirations . Lewis ( 1992 )
Existence of the ego , which assists in rational action 4 . Existence of defense
mechanisms 5 . Feelings of ambivalence , in which people concurrently
experience opposite emotions such as love and hate We explain these in more
detail in our ...
Philosopher Rene Descartes , the “ prototypical antecedent of cognitive science ”
viewed the mind as “ central to human existence " but which “ stands apart from
and operates independently of the human body ” ( p . 51 ) . This view of the ...