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.
Risultati 1-3 di 90
All knowledge and theory is seen as inherently political , and the pretense that it
is not obscures its political role . An acknowledgment of the values and
subjectivity that underlie theoretical formulations is seen as a necessary
component of ...
The problems associated with using theories and research that are both
formulated on Anglo assumptions and embedded with Anglo norms can be most
clearly seen in the tendency to view minority people and their personality
structures as ...
Despite this , people are seen as having the capacity to shape their own lives .
Thus , they are seen as creative , adaptive , and with the ability to be self -
transforming . The helping situation is client - centered and involves “ growth ” or