Contemporary human behavior theory: a critical perspective for social work

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Pearson/A and B, 2006 - Nature - 506 pages
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Contemporary Human Behavior Theory: A Critical Perspective for Social Work, 2/e 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. A consistent framework for analysis is provided for all of the theoretical systems that are covered. 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 (Ch. 12). Each chapter includes coverage of the research that supports a particular theory, as well as an analysis of the validity of that research; each chapter also includes a discussion of updated “Contemporary Issues.” New features to the 2ndedition include updated content in all chapters, as well as new content on: Ecofeminism Neurobiology, neurotransmission and behavior Feminist Standpoint Theory Theories of bisexual and transgender identity development The role of shame in women's development Ethnic/cultural identity development and cultural competence 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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Robbins of the University of Houston

Pranab Chatterjee received his undergraduate education from Viswa-Bharati University in West Bengal, India. Subsequent to that, he received a master's degree in social work from the University of Tennessee, a master's degree in sociology from the University of Chicago, and his Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Chicago. He is currently Grace Longwell Coyle Professor Emeritus at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. He is the author of many professional papers and books, most notably, Approaches to the Welfare State (1996) and Repackaging the Welfare State (1999).

Canda, Associate Professor of Social Welfare at the Univeristy of Kansas and founder of the Society for Spirituality and Social Work, has written widely on spirituality and social work.

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