Evolutionary Theory and Neuroscience: An Explanatory Theory for Social Work
Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment
Evolutionary theory and neuroscience are recommended as a foundational theory for social work. Advantages of evolutionary theory include explanatory power, suggestion of interventions to beginning social work practitioners, and accommodation of more specific theories of human behavior. The explanatory power of neuroscience is also discussed, along with its evidence base and compatibility with the strengths perspective and destigmatization work of the profession. Connections between evolutionary theory, neuroscience, and social work values are also discussed.
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Taylor and Francis
ocial work theory, evolutionary theory, neuroscience, social work values
Sayre, Molly Malany and Walker, Robert, "Evolutionary Theory and Neuroscience: An Explanatory Theory for Social Work" (2014). Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work Faculty Publications. 60.