Contemporary Human Behavior Theory: A Critical Perspective for Social Work
"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.
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"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."
"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."
New to This Edition
New features in the second edition include updated content in all chapters, as well as new content on: Neurobiology, neurotransmission, and behavior Theories of bisexual and transgender identity development Ethnic/cultural identity development and cultural competence Ecofeminism, Feminist Standpoint Theory The role of shame in women's development 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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