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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These may be risks inherent in efforts to achieve liberation , but the existence of
such risk factors vastly complicates the role of the social worker . These risk
factors may also limit the empowerment of the client to areas in which successful
Critical Analysis Biological , Psychological , and Spiritual Factors Biological
factors are recognized as being important factors in development but are not the
primary area of emphasis in most psychosocial developmental theories .
Critical Analysis Biological , Psychological , and Spiritual Factors In the
behavioral theories , biology has been a point of contention and has received
less attention than environmental factors . Although Pavlov studied biological
reflexes and ...