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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Their ensuing subjective definitions result in specific outlooks and behaviors that
guide their future interactions . In addition to their subjective orientations , they
bring to these interactions the material resources that they possess . Those who ...
Transitional , as used here , refers to a temporary state of marginality that results
from inconsistency in values and norms . ... Second , adults who encounter the
demands of acculturation as a result of recent immigration may find refuge in ...
Two common problems that result from differential acculturation are adultification
and spousification . Adultification occurs " when a child assumes adult roles
before adulthood . ” Spousification occurs when a child becomes adultified and ...