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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This provides motivation for the personality system that becomes socialized to
societal norms and values through interaction with others . The cultural system
maintains symbolic resources as well as values and beliefs that legitimize the ...
an inherent assumption that if given the choice , Black families would choose a
family structure different from the one they now have , and further , it would
conform to Anglo values ( Howard & Scott , 1981 ) . In addition to theoretical
essays that ...
Assimilation Adaptation As ethnic minorities become schooled through the
system of formal public education , they become subject to socialization to the
values and norms of the larger society . In other words , to some extent they