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 addition to controlling the economic and political institutions , Marx believed
that the bourgeoisie also controlled the ideas by which the masses understood
the world around them . In collaboration with Frederick Engels ( 1845 – 1846 /
Central to his theory is the idea that all human behavior is motivated by two
primary biological drives or instincts that are ... The unconscious is the part of the
mind that holds ideas , thoughts , and memories that we cannot access and bring
Key Concepts Central to phenomenological thought is the idea that seemingly “
objective ” entities , such as society and self are ... Drawing on Husserl ' s thought
, Schutz attempted to develop and improve Max Weber ' s ideas concerning ...