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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learning theory developed many years later as a reaction to behaviorism ' s
failure to account for internal processes that affect human behavior . Social
learning theory posits that learned behaviors are mediated by thoughts ,
expectations , and ...
from a few seconds to a few minutes ) and have been found to produce learning
that takes longer to extinguish than that which has been acquired through either
continuous or fixed schedules of reinforcement . Fixed ratio schedules establish a
specific elements of social learning covered by the theory . Similarly , when
confined to rigorous experimental design of social networks , exchange theory is
good at prediction . However , as general theories of human behavior , both ...