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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Terms such as hedonistic , matricentric , or present - oriented are typically used
with pejorative connotations . These two types of formulations are often
intertwined with one another and , to complicate matters further , are often linked
The id corresponds to the unconscious and is present at birth . The id comprises
basic drives and instinctual energies , the most basic of which is sexual ; Freud
called this libido ( Latin for “ desire ” ) . The ego includes both the conscious and
Definition of the helping situation : sick Intake Presenting problem ( s ) Terminate
In the present Yes No Referral to another place ? Can helper remedy this ?
Source of the problem ? In the past Redefine the cause of the problem to be in