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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Helper deserves sacred status and payment from society . Blame recipient who
deserves minimal help . Helper deserves low policing status and payment by
society . Blame a disease . Recipient deserves sympathy . Helper deserves direct
Marx saw his contemporary society as a polarization between two dominant
classes : the workers and the capitalists , which he referred to as the proletariat
and the bourgeoisie . For Marx , most of history was a history of class struggle .
issues , and Americans have come to mindlessly accept the “ utopian image of
capitalism ” that they project . The image of society that Mills portrayed is an
unsettling one , and it is the radical nature of his theory that put him on the
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