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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We turn now to an area that historically has received a great deal of attention —
moral development and its links to cognitive development . Moral Development In
all societies there is an expectation that people conform to social and cultural ...
Moral rules are viewed in a more rigid , legalistic way that serves to support and
preserve the prevailing social order . The final level is the postconventional level ,
from age sixteen onward . In this level we see an autonomous , self - accepted ...
for moral development , because education in a free society forestalls the
dangers of cultural indoctrination ( Kanjirathinkal , 1990 , p . 94 ) . Thus , cognitive
- moral developmental theory essentially amounts to an argument that the