Complex Systems and Human Behavior by Christopher G. HudsonComplex Systems and Human Behavior by Christopher G. Hudson

Complex Systems and Human Behavior

byChristopher G. Hudson

Paperback | June 15, 2010

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What shapes human behavior? Christopher Hudson approaches this conundrum with an outstanding grasp of the theoretical underpinnings of the human services. In this penetrating new book, Hudson guides us through the common roots of social work and psychology with authority and lucidity torevisit the richness of human experience.Particularly notable for its integrative style, the book offers a comprehensive overview of the many theories that underlie contemporary social work practice, all carefully interpreted through the lens of complex systems theory. Hudson evaluates concepts like deep ecology, chaos theory,consciousness, diversity, and spirituality with clarity and enthusiasm, placing them in historical and theoretical contexts. His incisive review of the work of major thinkers from Comte, Freud, and James, through Vygotsky, Baars, and Varela, will help bring his readers to a more complex view of thehuman condition.An excellent book for all human services practitioners as well as advanced students of human behavior, Complex Systems and Human Behavior is a comprehensive introduction to complex systems theory and a necessary resource for all who seek a greater understanding of the evolution and foundation oftheir craft.
Christopher G. Hudson (PhD, University of Illinois, Chicago; AM, AB,University of Chicago) is professor in the MSW program at Salem State College in Salem, MA. He has regularly taught in MSW programs and published extensively in professional journals on human behavior and mental health policy issues, including developments in complex ...
Title:Complex Systems and Human BehaviorFormat:PaperbackDimensions:720 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 1.42 inPublished:June 15, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:019061577X

ISBN - 13:9780190615772


Editorial Reviews

"One of the principal virtues of this book lies in its intellectual breadth; a breadth that social work students and faculty . . . will find [of] considerable benefit." --David P. Moxley, University of Oklahoma