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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A system is a set of objects together with relationships between the objects and
between their attributes . ... The mutually interdependent relationship between
different levels of systems is expressed in the concept of holon ( Koestler , 1967 )
Effective power analysis requires comprehension of the relationship between the
client ' s situation and the distribution of power in society as a whole . The worker
may teach specific skills aimed at assisting clients to take action to gain control ...
Furthermore , some men reported feeling uncertain about how to have multiple
partnered ( e . g . , nonmonogamous ) relationships or how to be in relationships
at all . For both sexes , being in a monogamous relationship contributed to ...