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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Dynamic systems theory , by its focus on both the person and environment ,
facilitates our ability to address all levels of systems and , accordingly , devise
interventions for both individual change and social change . Further , the concept
For Reich , ideology of the external environment became “ anchored ” in the
character structure ( personality ) and internalized by the individual . Further , he
held that the family is produced by a certain economic environment and political ...
These crises , however , involve clashes with the heterosexist values of the larger
society , individual expectations , lack ... coming out theories require successful
resolution at each stage to produce well - adjusted lesbian and gay individuals .