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ISBN-10 0205033393ISBN-13 9780205033393
ISBN-10 0205033121ISBN-13 9780205033126
Author(s): Susan P. Robbins; Pranab Chatterjee; Edward R. Canda
Publisher: Pearson
Copyright year: © 2012 Pages: 512

Contemporary Human Behavior Theory: A Critical Perspective for Social Work, 3/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, an analysis of the validity of that research, and a discussion of updated “Contemporary Issues.”