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Dimensions of Human Behavior : Person and Environment,9781412988797
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Dimensions of Human Behavior : Person and Environment

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Edition:
4th
ISBN13:

9781412988797

ISBN10:
1412988799
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
9/29/2010
Publisher(s):
SAGE Publications, Inc

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Summary

Dimensions of Human Behavior: Person and Environment, Fourth Edition, is the revision of a highly successful text for a core course area in the social work field. This volume and its companion, provide the most comprehensive coverage available for the social work theory courses. The book(s) are unique in that they provide faculty with an organizing framework which is currently not available in other texts.These books break down the core content along three primary dimensions: Person, Environment and Time. This book covers the biological dimension (person) and the social factors (environment) that impact human development and behavior.Changes to this edition include the following:- Introduction to a new critical thinking/ethical decision-making feature to help students think critically how content can be applied to practice situations- New and updated case material- New topical coverage such as greater emphasis on diversity, EBP, positive psychology, mindfulness, international and political changes in the social environment, postmodern theories, and information technology- Updated photos that complement key ideas in the text- Revised and enhanced student and instructor ancillary materials- Stylistic design changes for a thinner, sleeker book.

Table of Contents

A Multidimensional Approach For Multifaceted Social Work
Setting the Stage: A Multidimensional Approach
Key Ideas
Case Study: Manisha's Quest for Dignity and Purpose
Social Work's Purpose and Approach: Human and Community Well-being
A Multidimensional Approach
Diversity, Inequality, and the Pursuit of Social Justice: A Global Perspective
Knowing and Doing
Scientific Knowledge: Theory and Research
A Word of Caution
Implications for Social Work Practice
Key Terms
Active Learning
Web Resources
Theoretical Perspectives on Human Behavior
Key Ideas
Case Study: Intergenerational Stresses in the McKinley Family
Multiple Perspectives for a Multidimensional Approach
Systems Perspective
Conflict Perspective
Rational Choice Perspective
Social Constructionist Perspective
Psychodynamic Perspective
Developmental Perspective
Social Behavioral Perspective
Humanistic Perspective
The Merits of Multiple Perspectives
Implications for Social Work Practice
Key Terms
Active Learning
Web Resources
The Multiple Dimensions of Person
The Biological Person
Key Ideas
Cheryl's Brain Injury
A Diabetes Diagnosis for Bess
Melissa's HIV Diagnosis
Lifestyle Changes for Thomas
Max's Postpolio Syndrome
Juan and Belinda's Reproductive Health
An Integrative Approach for Understanding the Intersection of Interior Biological Health and Illness and Exterior Environment Factors
A Look at Six Interior Environment Systems
Exterior Socioeconomic Environment/Interior Health Environment
Implications for Social Work Practice
Key Terms
Active Learning
Web Resources
The Psychological Person: Cognition, Emotion, and Self
Key Ideas
Case Study: Sheila's Difficult Transition to University Life
Cognition and Emotion
Theories of Cognition
Theories of Emotion
Cognitive/Emotional "Disorders"
The Self
Implications for Social Work Practice
Key Terms
Active Learning
Web Resources
The Psychosocial Person: Relationships, Stress, and Coping
Key Ideas
Case Study: Sheila's Coping Strategies for College
The Self in Relationships
The Concept of Stress
Coping and Adaptation
Normal and Abnormal Coping
Implications for Social Work Practice
Key Terms
Active Learning
Web Resources
The Spiritual Person
Key Ideas
Caroline's Challenging Questions
Naomi's Health Crisis
Matthew's Faith Journey
Trudy's Search for the Sacred
Leon's Two Worlds
Jean Joseph's Serving the Spirits
The Spiritual Dimension
Transpersonal Theories of Human Development
The Role of Spirituality in Social Work
Implications for Social Work Practice
Key Terms
Active Learning
Web Resources
The Multiple Dimensions of Environment
The Physical Environment
Key Ideas
Case Study: Ben Watson's Changing Experience with the Physical Environment
Theories about the Relationship Between the Physical Environment and Human Behavior
The Natural Environment
The Built Environment
Place Attachment
Homelessness
Accessible Environments for Persons With Disabilities
The Physical Environment and Human Behavior Across the Life Course
Implications for Social Work Practice
Key Terms
Active Learning
Web Resources
Culture
Key Ideas
Case Study: Stan and Tina at Community High School
The Challenge of Defining Culture
Traditional Understandings of Culture and Variation in Human Behavior
Contemporary/Postmodern Understandings of Culture and Variation in Human Behavior
A Postmodern, Holistic Application of Culture
The Meaning of Culture
Implications for Social Work Practice
Key Terms
Active Learning
Web Resources
Social Structure and Social Institutions: Global and National
Key Ideas
Case Study: The Meza Family's Struggle to Make It in the United States
Patterns of Social Life
Contemporary Trends in Global and U.S. Social Institutions
Theories of Social Inequality
Implications for Social Work Practice
Key Terms
Active Learning
Web Resources
Families
Key Ideas
Case Study: The Sharpe Family Prepares for Deployment
Family Defined
The Family in Historical Perspective
Theoretical Perspectives for Understanding Families
Diversity in Family Life
Challenges to Family Life
Implications for Social Work Practice
Key Terms
Active Learning
Web Resources
Small Groups
Key Ideas
Case Study: Terry's Support Group
Small Groups in Social Work
Dimensions of Group Structure
Group Composition
Basic Group Processes
Interdisciplinary Teams and Leadership
Implications for Social Work Practice
Key Terms
Active Learning
Web Resources
Formal Organizations
Key Ideas
Case Study: New Leadership at Beacon Center
A Definition of Formal Organizations
Perspectives on Formal Organizations
Burnout: A Negative Organizational Outcome
Social Work and Formal Organizations
Social Work Leadership in Formal Organizations
Culturally Sensitive Care Systems
Implications for Social Work Practice
Key Terms
Active Learning
Web Resources
Communities
Key Ideas
Case Study: Filipina Domestic Workers Creating Transnational Communities
A Definition of Community
Territorial Community and Relational Community
Social Workers and Communities: Our History
Theoretical Approaches to Community
Social Workers and Communities: Contemporary Issues
Implications for Social Work Practice
Key Terms
Active Learning
Web Resources
Social Movements
Key Ideas
Case Study: Fighting for a Living Wage
A Definition of Social Movements
Social Movements and the History of Social Work
Perspectives on Social Movements
Social Movement Outcomes
Social Movement Trends
Social Movements and Contemporary Social Work
Implications for Social Work Practice
Key Terms
Active Learning
Web Resources
References
Glossary/Index
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