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 , the holotropic mode of consciousness opens awareness to
transpersonal and mystical experience . ... Grof has developed a detailed
categorical classification of transpersonal experiences that are opened through
the holotropic ...
Grof ' s work emphasizes the importance of taking these experiences seriously
within the context of clients ' own world ... Spiritual emergence is an experience of
relatively gradual but progressive expansion of a sense of wellness , freedom ...
anthropomorphic images . Given this direct experience of communion with other
people and all of nature , a moral imperative of compassion arises , not as a
forced obligation or externally imposed religious doctrine but rather as an easy