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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Because all human behavior is contextual , an understanding of people must
also include an understanding of these contexts . Theories also help us focus our
attention on the intrapsychic dynamics of psychological processes as well as the
When we are unable to speak shame , we have limited opportunities to expand
our understanding of shame and this , in turn , decreases our options for creating
change . This last element , speaking shame , is a necessary component to ...
He stressed the essentially dialogic nature of understanding . From his
perspective , the writing of history , the interpretation of a text , much
philosophical argument , appreciation of a work of art , political debate , much
social science , and ...