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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.
Reviewer Reaction to Contemporary Human Behavior Theory:
“I would definitely adopt this as a primary textbook for Foundation and advanced HBSE courses. It is also a valuable supplementary text in direct practice courses. It is exceptionally well written and conceptualized.”
—Steven Applewhite, University of Houston
“I see many strengths in this text. Most importantly, the text covers material that I believe is critical in social work education. There simply is no other text that I have found that covers this content.”
—Beverly Black, Wayne State University
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Incl. empowerment, assimilation/acculturation/bicultural socialization, life span development, transpersonal theory.
|Ch. 1||The nature of theories||1|
|Ch. 2||Systems theory||25|
|Ch. 3||Conflict theories||63|
|Ch. 4||Theories of empowerment||92|
|Ch. 5||Theories of assimilation, acculturation, bicultural socialization, and ethnic minority identity||126|
|Ch. 6||Psychodynamic theory||162|
|Ch. 7||Theories of life span development||198|
|Ch. 8||Theories of cognitive and moral development||258|
|Ch. 9||Symbolic interaction||296|
|Ch. 10||Phenomenology, social constructionism, and hermeneutics||324|
|Ch. 11||Behaviorism, social learning, and exchange theory||349|
|Ch. 12||Transpersonal theory||386|
|Ch. 13||Application of theories||422|
Posted January 5, 2012
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