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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Critical Analysis Biological , Psychological , and Spiritual Factors The theories
covered here have their primary focus on social and cultural processes and their
impact on psychological and social adaptation and functioning . They do not ...
Yet individuated self is the benchmark of healthy , adaptive functioning in most
life span theory . Thus , diversity is devalued by the European American biases
that permeate most historical and contemporary models of development .
consciousness can , with experience and effort , become permanently available
stages or structures of consciousness and functioning . Thus , people may show
a high level of competence in certain aspects ( e . g . , spiritual awareness ) ...