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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pertain to ( 1 ) the nature of human nature ( ontology ) , which we discuss here ,
and ( 2 ) how knowledge is generated ( epistemology ) , which we discuss next .
Ontological statements pertain to a philosophical position or belief about the
This results in an experience of oneness or intimate communion with the True
Nature of the Cosmos . In this case , compassion arises because one recognizes
not only interrelationship but also unity . From this metaphysical perspective ...
Ecofeminist thought has been influenced by postmodern feminist theory , Marxian
critiques of political domination , nature - based religions and spirituality , and
grassroots involvement in the Green political movement ( Besthorn & Pearson ...