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Robbins Presentations Robbins, S.P., Chatterriee, P., & Canda, E.P.(2006).  Contemporary human behavior theory (2 nd  edition) Belmont, CA.: Thompson, Brooks/Cole. Chap. 2 Systems Theories don’t view human functioning in a vacuum, they place them in their environment reciprocity of influence Originated from the positivist paradigm changed over time as theorists began looking more at person-in-environment Stability/Change 1. functionalist theories are pro-stability 2. deep ecology and ecofeminism and dynamic systems are pro-radical change
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Unformatted text preview: Assumptions About Change 1. deep ecology and ecofeminism assume change comes from what is best for the whole 2. dynamic systems assumes that only interrelatedness/interdependence really matter Criticisms Structural Functionalism • ambiguous, • poor central concepts, • highly abstract, • impossible to operationalize • don’t separate cause/function Dynamic Systems • don’t separate cause/function...
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