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Contemporary Human Behavior Theory : A Critical Perspective for Social Work

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2nd
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9780205149209

ISBN10:
0205149200
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Pub. Date:
1/1/2006
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Allyn & Bacon
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Summary

This new HBSE text is the first to approach the subject from a comparative theory perspective, including coverage of contemporary knowledge 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). The text includes explicit content on spirituality, oppression, and social justice. 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 Contemporary Issues. The last chapter, Chapter 13, provides a case example demonstrating how the various theories can be applied to a single case.

Table of Contents

FOREWORD xi(2)
PREFACE xiii(1)
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS xiv
CHAPTER 1 THE NATURE OF THEORIES
1(24)
Organization of the Book and Rationale for Selection of Theories
2(1)
Why Study Theories of Human Behavior?
3(2)
Theories: What Are They?
5(1)
The Social Construction of Theories
6(1)
Ideology, Scientific Theory, and Social Work Practice
7(5)
Determinism and Reductionism: A Problem of Social Construction
12(1)
Theories: Application to Practice
13(2)
Critical Analysis of Theory: The Missing Dimension
15(8)
Summary
23(2)
CHAPTER 2 SYSTEMS THEORY
25(36)
Historical Context
26(1)
Key Concepts
27(2)
Structural Functionalism
29(3)
The Ecological Perspective
32(3)
Dynamic Systems Theory
35(10)
Deep Ecology
45(1)
Contemporary Issues
46(2)
Application to Social Work Practice
48(4)
Critical Analysis
52(4)
Consistency with Social Work Values
56(1)
Philosophical Underpinnings
57(1)
Methodological Issues and Empirical Support
58(1)
Summary
59(2)
CHAPTER 3 CONFLICT THEORIES
61(28)
Historical Context
62(1)
Key Concepts
62(2)
Class Conflict
64(3)
Roads from Marx
67(10)
Contemporary Issues
77(1)
Application to Social Work Practice
78(4)
Critical Analysis
82(2)
Consistency with Social Work Values and Ethics
84(2)
Philosophical Underpinnings
86(1)
Methodological Issues and Empirical Support
87(1)
Summary
88(1)
CHAPTER 4 THEORIES OF EMPOWERMENT
89(29)
Historical Context
90(1)
Key Concepts
91(1)
Stratification, Oppression, and Inequality: The Sociopolitical Context of Empowerment Theories
91(3)
Feminist Theory
94(5)
Lesbian and Gay Empowerment Theories
99(3)
Social Work Empowerment Theories
102(4)
Contemporary Issues
106(1)
Application to Social Work Practice
106(6)
Critical Analysis
112(2)
Consistency with Social Work Values and Ethics
114(1)
Philosophical Underpinnings
115(1)
Methodological Issues and Empirical Support
116(1)
Summary
117(1)
CHAPTER 5 THEORIES OF ASSIMILATION, ACCULTURATION, AND BICULTURAL SOCIALIZATION
118(33)
Historical Context
119(3)
Key Concepts
122(3)
Deficiency Theory
125(2)
The Dual Perspective
127(1)
Bicultural Socialization
128(2)
Ethnic Identity
130(1)
A Multidimensional Transactional Model of Bicultural Identity
131(9)
Transculturality
140(1)
Contemporary Issues
141(2)
Application to Social Work Practice
143(3)
Critical Analysis
146(2)
Consistency with Social Work Values and Ethics
148(1)
Philosophical Underpinnings
149(1)
Methodological Issues and Empirical Support
149(1)
Summary
150(1)
CHAPTER 6 PSYCHODYNAMIC THEORY
151(37)
Historical Context
152(1)
Key Concepts
152(1)
Sigmund Freud: Psychoanalysis
153(6)
Roads from Freud
159(4)
The Freudian Mainstream
163(8)
The Freudian Left
171(3)
Contemporary Issues
174(3)
Application to Social Work Practice
177(4)
Critical Analysis
181(1)
Consistency with Social Work Values and Ethics
182(1)
Philosophical Underpinnings
183(1)
Methodological Issues and Empirical Support
184(2)
Summary
186(2)
CHAPTER 7 THEORIES OF LIFE SPAN DEVELOPMENT
188(43)
Historical Context
189(1)
Key Concepts
189(2)
Theoretical Knowledge about Physical Development
191(1)
Theories of Psychosocial Development: The Life Span Approach
191(11)
Roads from Erikson
202(1)
Theories of Midlife Development
203(5)
Life Span Development and Late Adulthood
208(3)
Life Span Development of Women
211(3)
Gay and Lesbian Development
214(5)
Stage Theories: Popularity versus Validity
219(2)
Contemporary Issues
221(1)
Application to Social Work Practice
222(3)
Critical Analysis
225(2)
Consistency with Social Work Values and Ethics
227(1)
Philosophical Underpinnings
228(1)
Methodological Issues and Empirical Support
229(1)
Summary
230(1)
CHAPTER 8 THEORIES OF COGNITIVE AND MORAL DEVELOPMENT
231(36)
Historical Context
232(1)
Cognitive Development
233(11)
Moral Development
244(10)
Contemporary Issues
254(2)
Application to Social Work Practice
256(3)
Critical Analysis
259(2)
Consistency with Social Work Values and Ethics
261(2)
Philosophical Underpinnings
263(1)
Methodological Issues and Empirical Support
263(3)
Summary
266(1)
CHAPTER 9 SYMBOLIC INTERACTION
267(28)
Historical Context
268(1)
Key Concepts
268(2)
The Chicago School and Early Interactionism
270(4)
Roads from Mead
274(6)
Role Theory, Reference Groups, and Socialization through the Life Cycle
280(4)
Contemporary Issues
284(1)
Application to Social Work Practice
285(4)
Critical Analysis
289(2)
Consistency with Social Work Values and Ethics
291(1)
Philosophical Underpinnings
292(1)
Methodological Issues and Empirical Support
292(1)
Summary
293(2)
CHAPTER 10 PHENOMENOLOGY, SOCIAL CONSTRUCTIONISM, AND HERMENEUTICS
295(26)
Historical Context
296(2)
Key Concepts
298(2)
Roads from Schutz
300(11)
Contemporary Issues
311(1)
Application to Social Work Practice
312(4)
Critical Analysis
316(1)
Consistency with Social Work Values and Ethics
317(1)
Philosophical Underpinnings
318(1)
Methodological Issues and Empirical Support
318(2)
Summary
320(1)
CHAPTER 11 BEHAVIORISM, SOCIAL LEARNING, AND EXCHANGE THEORY
321(38)
Behaviorism
322(5)
Social Learning Theory
327(9)
Exchange Theory
336(7)
Contemporary Issues
343(2)
Application to Social Work Practice
345(4)
Critical Analysis
349(3)
Consistency with Social Work Values and Ethics
352(2)
Philosophical Underpinnings
354(1)
Methodological Issues and Empirical Support
355(2)
Summary
357(2)
CHAPTER 12 TRANSPERSONAL THEORY
359(35)
Historical Context
360(1)
Key Concepts
361(1)
Transpersonal Theories
362(20)
Contemporary Issues
382(1)
Application to Social Work Practice
382(5)
Critical Analysis
387(3)
Consistency with Social Work Values and Ethics
390(1)
Philosophical Underpinnings
391(1)
Methodological Issues and Empirical Support
392(1)
Summary
393(1)
CHAPTER 13 APPLICATION OF THEORIES
394(23)
Alternative Approaches to Theory Selection
395(1)
"Measuring Up" to the Themes for Critical Reflection on Theories
396(3)
Person-Focused Theories
399(1)
Environment-Focused Theories
399(5)
Eleven Great Ideas
404(5)
An Example of Integrating Theories for a Practice Issue
409(5)
Roads from Here: Future Possibilities and Challenges for Innovation in Human Behavior Theory
414(3)
REFERENCES 417(31)
DISCOGRAPHY 448(1)
AUTHOR INDEX 449(8)
SUBJECT INDEX 457


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