Book 2-Models, Metaphors, and Maps

Book  News  2006

Professor Forte Publishes Book Number 2

Human Behavior and the Social Environment: Models, Metaphors, and Maps for Applying Theoretical Perspectives to Practice, 1st Edition

James A. Forte – Salisbury University

ISBN-10: 0495006599

512 Pages, Paper Bound, © 2007

The Book in a Nutshell

This first edition theories-based book provides students with key tools for theory-by-theory comprehension: models, metaphors and maps.  These tools help students to easily compare and contrast theories as well as understand their relevance to social work practice.  The book also helps students to develop theorizing competencies: analysis, synthesis, evaluation, application, and communication.  This book is the ideal textbook for your “Human Behavior and the Social Environment” course, or the perfect supplement for your “Social Work Practice” course.

Table of Contents

PART I: THEORIES AND TOOLS FOR TRANSLATION.

1. An Introduction to Theory and Practical Theorizing.

2. Tools for Translating and Practical Theorizing: Models and Metaphors.

3. Tools for Practical Theorizing: Theoretical Maps and Ecosystem Maps.

PART II: MODELS, METAPHORS, AND MAPS APPLIED.

4. Applied Ecological Theory.

5. Applied Social Systems Theory.

6. Applied Biology.

7. Applied Cognitive Science.

8. Applied Psychodynamic Theory.

9. Applied Behaviorism.

10. Applied Symbolic Interactionism.

11. Applied Social Role Theory.

12. Applied Economic Theory.

13. Applied Critical Theory.

PART III: THEORETICAL INTEGRATION.

14. Afterword: Multi Theory Practice and Routes to Integration.

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