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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Ferdinand Tönnies , for example , identified two types of social organizations : the
gemeinschaft and gesellschaft . Gemeinschaft referred to agrarian communal
societies in which human relationships were ends in themselves ( rather than ...
Once new staff are hired and trained , she assigns them to different types of
clients based on a match between staff expertise and client needs . This is an
integration function in which internal staff resources are organized and
Deficiency formulations are based on two interrelated types of biases that
permeate the literature ( Howard & Scott , 1981 ) . ... 1 , the first type of deficiency
formulation looks at behaviors and traits that are valued by the majority culture
and are ...