The Human Experience: Description, Explanation and Judgment

The Human Experience: Description, Explanation and Judgment

by Elizabeth DePoy, Stephen Gilson
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0742559394

ISBN-13: 9780742559394

Pub. Date: 02/15/2007

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

The Human Experience is a comprehensive text that examines, analyzes and applies theories of humans, environments and human-environment interaction to professional thinking and action. Through the lens of their original theory, Explanatory Legitimacy, the authors differentiate descriptive from explanatory theories, and analyze the purposive, epistemological, and

Overview

The Human Experience is a comprehensive text that examines, analyzes and applies theories of humans, environments and human-environment interaction to professional thinking and action. Through the lens of their original theory, Explanatory Legitimacy, the authors differentiate descriptive from explanatory theories, and analyze the purposive, epistemological, and value base of theory in six major theoretical domains: longitudinal theories or those concerned with passages over time, environmental theories or those concerned with sets of conditions both interior and exterior to the body, categorical theories or those that parse populations into groups, systems theories which look at relationships among parts of wholes, and contemporary and emerging theories that advance pluralism as desirable and relevant to the 21st century. The authors highlight the previously unexamined values and assumptions that underlie theory, its generation and its use in professional practice and challenge the reader to answer two questions throughout the book: how do we know, and what do we do with our knowledge? Significant critical emphasis is devoted to diversity of humans and environments and the value-perimeter in which professionals create, analyze and use theory for decisions and activity.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742559394
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
02/15/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
312
Product dimensions:
7.09(w) x 10.09(h) x 0.81(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction and Theory Overview: And There Was Theory Chapter 2 Introduction to Explanatory Legitimacy Theory Chapter 3 Scope of Human Description Chapter 4 Explanations Chapter 5 What is Legitimacy? Chapter 6 Longitudinal Foundations Chapter 7 Longitudinal - Grand Longitudinal Approaches Chapter 8 Longitudinal - Specific Longitudinal Descriptions and Explanations Chapter 9 Foundations of Environmental Theories Chapter 10 Interior Environment Chapter 11 Exterior - Environment Chapter 12 Categorical Foundations Chapter 13 Interior Category Chapter 14 Exterior Category Chapter 15 Systems Descriptions and Explanations Chapter 16 Contemporary and Emerging Theories Chapter 17 Longitudinal - Legitimacy Chapter 18 Environmental Legitimacy Chapter 19 Category Legitimacy Chapter 20 Systems Legitimacy Chapter 21 Contemporary and Emerging Legitimacy Chapter 22 Putting ELT to Work 23 References

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