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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The evil model : The person is seen as willfully bad or possessed by evil spirits ;
the response involves exorcism , incarceration , or death . 2 . The medical model :
The person is viewed as a helpless victim of psychic trauma , psychological or ...
The personal responsibility model : The person is seen as unproductive ,
irresponsible , and dependent on society ; the response involves minimal help
with maximal policing . 8 . The entitlement model : The person has a right to a
certain kind ...
Examples include distressing experiences that involve loss or questioning of faith
, problems associated with conversion to ... A “ psychospiritual problem ” involves
distressing experiences associated with reports of relationship difficulties at a ...