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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As Gould suggested , “ An implicit belief in a positive outcome ( goodness - of - fit
) of the person - environment relationship might not only falsify the social reality of
alienation , but precipitate it by promoting unrealistic expectations ” ( 1987 , p .
More current thought has suggested that a dual or bicultural socialization process
may occur and that mastery of both cultures can be achieved ( deAnda , 1984 ;
Robbins , 1984 ; Robbins , 1985a ) . A person who gains bicultural competency ...
He suggested that from the lack of any fixed or universal human nature we could
infer a practical program of ceaselessly creating and recreating ourselves “ as a
work of art ” ( Foucault , 1982 ) . Dilemmas in Postmodern Thought ...