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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It is a well - established fact that health is related to both income and access to
health care , and several authors have suggested that life satisfaction results from
better health , which in turn is affected by increased income ( Chatfield , 1977 ...
A classic example of causally linked deficiency formulations that are built upon
one another can be seen in Daniel Moynihan ' s classic 1965 essay , “
Employment , Income , and the Ordeal of the Negro Family . ” In essence ,
Not surprisingly , studies of life satisfaction among older adults have found factors
such as income , health , close personal attachments , and extended social
networks to be important predictors of satisfaction in later life . Other studies have