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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... this country , and the general standards and ways of American living . This type
of assimilation ideology proposed a linear continuum in which minority culture lay
at one end of the continuum and the dominant culture at the other ( Figure 5 .
Blending theoretical concepts of Jung , Havighurst , and Erikson , Levinson
proposed a model of adult development based on challenges and crises at
various stages in the life cycle . Based on an analysis of interviews conducted
with forty ...
Building on the earlier works of Nancy Chodorow ( discussed in Chapter 6 ) ,
Gilligan proposed that women develop a moral orientation that is grounded in
relationships and responsibilities rather than in the more male concern for rules