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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Stage 6 ; Intimacy versus Isolation Young adulthood ( early to late 20s ) brings an
end to the years of childhood and youth . It is now time for choosing a career ,
socializing with the opposite sex , and eventually marriage and raising a family .
Life span stage theories are generally problematic when applied to GLBT
development because they focus most specifically on sexual behavior that is not
necessarily reflective of sexual identity . In addition , stage theories applied to this
Nature mysticism , ” in which one feels oneself intimately connected with nature ,
is a common form of spiritual experience at this stage . Stage 8 : Subtle Stage . At
the subtle stage , the individual Soul and a personal God are experienced in ...