Contemporary Human Behavior Theory A Critical Perspective for Social Work

ISBN-10: 0205408168

ISBN-13: 9780205408160

Edition: 2nd 2006 (Revised)

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Contemporary Human Behavior Theory: A Critical Perspective for Social Work, Second Edition, 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. 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 New to This Edition New features in the second edition include updated content in all chapters, as well as new content on: bull; bull;Neurobiology, neurotransmission, and behavior bull;Theories of bisexual and transgender identity development bull;Ethnic/cultural identity development and cultural competence bull;Ecofeminism, Feminist Standpoint Theory bull;The role of shame in womenrsquo;s development bull;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. Donrsquo;t Miss These Exciting Value-Added Options: Themes of the Times for Human Behavior and the Social Environment: This collection of 41 recent articles from the New York Times helps to bring the real world into your classroom. These articles have been chosen to allow for lively discussion of issues and controversies in the area of human behavior and the social environment. This collection of recent articles is available FREE when value-packaged with this text. When placing text orders, please use ISBN 0-205-46583-8. Research Navigator Guide for the Helping Professions . . . . . . is the easiest way for students to start a research assignment or research paper. Complete with extensive help on the research process and four exclusive databases of credible and reliable source material-including the EBSCO Academic Journal and Abstract Database, the New York Times Search by Subject Archive, a ";Best of the Web"; Link Library, and the Financial Times Article Archive and Company Financials-Research Navigator helps students quickly and efficiently make the most of their research time. Research Navigator Guide for the Helping Professions is available FREE when packaged with this text. When placing text orders, please use ISBN 0-205-46919-1.
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Book details

List price: $118.40
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/5/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 528
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.892
Language: English

Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
The Nature of Theories
Organization of the Book and Rationale for Selection of Theories
Why Study Theories of Human Behavior?
Theories: What Are They?
The Social Construction of Theories
Ideology, Scientific Theory, and Social Work Practice
Determinism and Reductionism: A Problem of Social Construction
Theories: Application to Practice
Critical Analysis of Theory: The Missing Dimension
An Afterthought: Paths to Human Knowledge
Summary
Systems Theory
Historical Context
Key Concepts
Structural Functionalism
The Ecological Perspective
Dynamic Systems Theory
Deep Ecology
Ecofeminism
Contemporary Issues
Application to Social Work Practice
Critical Analysis
Consistency with Social Work Values
Philosophical Underpinnings
Methodological Issues and Empirical Support
Summary
Conflict Theories
Historical Context
Key Concepts
Class Conflict
Roads from Marx
Contemporary Issues
Application to Social Work Practice
Critical Analysis
Consistency with Social Work Values and Ethics
Philosophical Underpinnings
Methodological Issues and Empirical Support
Summary
Theories of Empowerment
Historical Context
Key Concepts
Stratification, Oppression, and Inequality: The Sociopolitical Context of Empowerment Theories
Feminist Theory
Feminist Standpoint Theory
Lesbian and Gay Empowerment Theories
Social Work Empowerment Theories
Contemporary Issues
Application to Social Work Practice
Critical Analysis
Consistency with Social Work Values and Ethics
Philosophical Underpinnings
Methodological Issues and Empirical Support
Summary
Theories of Assimilation, Acculturation, Bicultural Socialization, and Ethnic Minority Identity
Historical Context
Key Concepts
Deficiency Theory
The Dual Perspective
Bicultural Socialization
Ethnic, Racial/Cultural, and Minority Identity
A Multidimensional Transactional Model of Bicultural Identity
Transculturality
Cultural Competence
Contemporary Issues
Application to Social Work Practice
Critical Analysis
Consistency with Social Work Values and Ethics
Philosophical Underpinnings
Methodological Issues and Empirical Support
Summary
Psychodynamic Theory
Historical Context
Key Concepts
Sigmund Freud: Psychoanalysis
Roads from Freud
The Freudian Mainstream
The Freudian Left
Contemporary Issues
Application to Social Work Practice
Critical Analysis
Consistency with Social Work Values and Ethics
Philosophical Underpinnings
Methodological Issues and Empirical Support
Summary
Theories of Life Span Development
Historical Context
Key Concepts
Theoretical Knowledge about Physical Development
Theoretical Knowledge about Neurobiology and Neurotransmission
Theories of Psychosocial Development: The Life Span Approach
Roads from Erikson
Theories of Midlife Development
Life Span Development and Late Adulthood
Life Span Development of Women
Shame Resilience Theory
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender (GLBT) Identity Development
Stage Theories: Popularity versus Validity
Contemporary Issues
Application to Social Work Practice
Critical Analysis
Consistency with Social Work Values and Ethics
Philosophical Underpinnings
Methodological Issues and Empirical Support
Summary
Theories of Cognitive and Moral Development
Historical Context
Cognitive Development
Moral Development
Contemporary Issues
Application to Social Work Practice
Critical Analysis
Consistency with Social Work Values and Ethics
Philosophical Underpinnings
Methodological Issues and Empirical Support
Summary
Symbolic Interaction
Historical Context
Key Concepts
The Chicago School and Early Interactionism
Roads from Mead
Role Theory, Reference Groups, and Socialization through the Life Cycle
Contemporary Issues
Application to Social Work Practice
Critical Analysis
Consistency with Social Work Values and Ethics
Philosophical Underpinnings
Methodological Issues and Empirical Support
Summary
Phenomenology, Social Constructionism, and Hermeneutics
Historical Context
Key Concepts
Roads from Schutz
Contemporary Issues
Application to Social Work Practice
Critical Analysis
Consistency with Social Work Values and Ethics
Philosophical Underpinnings
Methodological Issues and Empirical Support
Summary
Behaviorism, Social Learning, and Exchange Theory
Behaviorism
Social Learning Theory
Exchange Theory
Contemporary Issues
Application to Social Work Practice
Critical Analysis
Consistency with Social Work Values and Ethics
Philosophical Underpinnings
Methodological Issues and Empirical Support
Summary
Transpersonal Theory
Historical Context
Key Concepts
Transpersonal Theories
Contemporary Issues
Application to Social Work Practice
Critical Analysis
Consistency with Social Work Values and Ethics
Philosophical Underpinnings
Methodological Issues and Empirical Support
Summary
Application of Theories
Alternative Approaches to Theory Selection
"Measuring Up" to the Themes for Critical Reflection on Theories
Person-Focused Theories
Environment-Focused Theories
Eleven Great Ideas
An Example of Integrating Theories for a Practice Issue
Roads from Here: Future Possibilities and Challenges for Innovation in Human Behavior Theory
References and Bibliography
Discography
Name Index
Subject Index
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