Contemporary Human Behavior Theory: A Critical Perspective for Social Work / Edition 2

Contemporary Human Behavior Theory: A Critical Perspective for Social Work / Edition 2

by Susan P. Robbins
     
 

ISBN-10: 0205408168

ISBN-13: 9780205408160

Pub. Date: 07/01/2005

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.

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

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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:

  • Ecofeminism
  • Neurobiology, neurotransmission and behavior
  • Feminist Standpoint Theory
  • Theories of bisexual and transgender identity development
  • The role of shame in women’s development
  • Ethnic/cultural identity development and cultural competence

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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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780205408160
Publisher:
Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
Publication date:
07/01/2005
Series:
MySearchLab Series for Social Work Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
528
Product dimensions:
9.97(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.06(d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1The nature of theories1
Ch. 2Systems theory25
Ch. 3Conflict theories63
Ch. 4Theories of empowerment92
Ch. 5Theories of assimilation, acculturation, bicultural socialization, and ethnic minority identity126
Ch. 6Psychodynamic theory162
Ch. 7Theories of life span development198
Ch. 8Theories of cognitive and moral development258
Ch. 9Symbolic interaction296
Ch. 10Phenomenology, social constructionism, and hermeneutics324
Ch. 11Behaviorism, social learning, and exchange theory349
Ch. 12Transpersonal theory386
Ch. 13Application of theories422

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