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In this text, best-selling author Karen Kirst-Ashman introduces you to the ins and outs of human behavior in macro settings while helping you develop the necessary skills to think critically about how macro systems affect human behavior and ultimately, the practice of social work. By focusing on empowerment, she highlights the ways that communities, organizations, and groups promote positive change by building upon their strengths-taking you straight to the heart of what social work is all about.
Table of Contents
Introduction to Human Behavior in the Macro Social Environment
Communities in the Social Environment: Theories and Concepts
Human Behavior, Power, and Empowerment in Communities
Knowledge and Theories About Organizations
The Internal and External Environments of Organizations
Human Behavior in Traditional Organizational Environments
Human Behavior and Empowerment in Organizations
Empowerment of People with Developmental Disabilities in Community and Organizational Environments
Types of Groups in the Macro Social Environment
Human Behavior in Groups: Theories and Dynamics
Diversity, Populations-at-Risk, and Human Behavior in the Macro Social Environment