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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means . Thus , alternative means of gaining success are sought - often through
criminal activity that can yield monetary rewards that are not otherwise attainable
Few separatist communities have reported long - term success , but efforts to
achieve separatism continue . Separatism is a practice that appears to have little
appeal to lesbians of color who often have strong ties to family and culture .
Men experience anxiety when they face a “ fear of failure , ” whereas women
experience anxiety when they attain success in competitive situations , and they
face a “ fear of success . " It is now recognized that gender - based fears of