Human Behavior Theory and Applications: A Critical Thinking Approach

Human Behavior Theory and Applications: A Critical Thinking Approach

by Elizabeth G. DePoy, Stephen F. Gilson
     
 

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ISBN-10: 141299036X

ISBN-13: 9781412990363

Pub. Date: 09/13/2011

Publisher: SAGE Publications

InHuman Behavior Theory and Applications, authors Elizabeth DePoy and Stephen Gilson use a critical thinking approach to engage students to think in depth about theory and its use in social work practice. With a strong focus on diversity, this book expands its theory coverage to include progressive and the most cutting-edge contemporary thinking. The authors

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InHuman Behavior Theory and Applications, authors Elizabeth DePoy and Stephen Gilson use a critical thinking approach to engage students to think in depth about theory and its use in social work practice. With a strong focus on diversity, this book expands its theory coverage to include progressive and the most cutting-edge contemporary thinking. The authors skillfully introduce theory, critically examine each theory, including developmental theories, environmental theories, diversity theories, systems theories, and new and emerging theories, and then apply each theory to social work practice providing a synthesis of classical and contemporary theory for scholarly analysis and application to professional, intellectual, and social action.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781412990363
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
09/13/2011
Pages:
392
Product dimensions:
7.60(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Section 1- Introduction to Theory
1. Introduction: And There Was Theory
2. The scope of human behavior and experience in diverse environments: Overview of Theory Types
Section 2- Closely Examining Theories of Humans in Environments
3. Developmental Theories: Looking at humans over time
4. Theories which look at individuals developing as a whole: Grand Theories
5. Theories which look at individuals developing as parts: Specific Theories
6. Foundations of Environmental Theories
7. Environment Theories I
8. Environment Theories II
9. Foundations of Population Specific Theories
10. Population Specific Theories I: Race, Ethnicity, Culture, Religion, Class
11. Population Specific Theories II: Gender
12. Population Specific Theories III: Disability Introduction
13. Systems theories: Classic and Contemporary
14. New and Emergent Theories
Section 3- Application to Social Work Thinking, Knowledge, Values, Ethics and Practice
15. Guidelines for Application to Social Work
16. Application of Development Theories to Social Work
17. Application of Environmental Theory to Social Work
18. Application of Population Specific Theories to Social Work
19. Application of Systems Theories to Social Work
20. Application of New and Emerging Theories to Social Work
21. Putting Theory to Work
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