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 role carries with it a special status and role expectations and the labeled
person is expected to fulfill the role requirements ... Often , these role
expectations become a self - fulfilling prophecy for both the individual and the
social audience .
socialization , we draw on concepts from role theory , reference group theory ,
and socialization theory , all of which reflect the ... Roles , however , do not exist
in isolation and are , to a great extent , defined by their relationship to one
According to Keniston ( 1977 ) , individuals often encounter inherent conflicts in
their family roles . Adding to the complexity of family role expectations are
contemporary trends that include high rates of divorce and remarriage . Role
strain in ...