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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Merton ' s Paradigm Cultural Goals Institutional Means Modes of Adaptation + + +
+ Conformity Innovation Ritualism Retreatism Rebellion ' ' + + Source : Reprinted
with permission of The Free Press , a division of Simon & Schuster Adult ...
Sarvodaya means “ the awakening of all , ” that is , a process of helping that
seeks maximum participation at the grassroots ... In the deep ecology context ,
this means that the welfare of all beings should be considered within planning
The class , which has the means of material production at its disposal , has
control at the same time over the means of mental production , so that . . . those
who lack the means . . . are subject to it . In controlling ideas , the wealthy control