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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Insufficient ( but not severe ) symbiotic deprivation leads , instead , to
developmental distortions . ... Althea Horner , who further developed Mahler ' s
theory , has suggested that failure of earlier attachment may lead to primary
infantile autism ...
He theorized a sequence that leads from personal exchange to social structure
and eventually to social change . His formulation encompassed four stages in
which ( 1 ) exchange transactions between people lead to . . . ( 2 ) differentiation
In addition , exchange offers an alternative perspective on deviance and the way
in which environmental forces might lead to or react to such behavior . Definition
of the Helping Situation Behavioral and social learning theories , when used in ...