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Human Behavior and the Social Environment : Social Systems Theory

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Edition:
4th
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9780205359578

ISBN10:
0205359574
Format:
Hardcover
Pub. Date:
1/1/2003
Publisher(s):
Allyn & Bacon
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Summary

This unique text provides a framework for evaluating various theories and a context for addressing social work practice with varying levels of social systems.This revision places current theories of human behavior in a systems context. It is based upon a generalist practice foundation and includes practice examples that help students understand the underlying theory. The text examines the basic concepts in each of the various system sizes: the social group, the family, the organization, and the community. It includes expanded coverage of diversity, values and ethics; social and economic justice/oppression; populations-at-risk; and other areas.

Table of Contents

Preface xi
PART ONE OVERVIEW
1(84)
Introduction
3(22)
What Is This Book About?
3(1)
Who Is the Intended Audience?
4(1)
What Is Social Work?
4(1)
What Is the Purpose of Social Work?
5(1)
What Is the Purpose of Social Work Education?
5(1)
What Do Social Workers Do?
6(2)
What Do All Social Workers Need to Know?
8(2)
What Is the Relationship of Social Systems Theory to Generalist Practice?
10(3)
How Is the Construction of Social Systems Theory Approached in This Book?
13(2)
How Is Social Systems Theory Presented in This Book?
15(1)
Can Social Systems Theory Be Modeled?
16(2)
Can the Generalist Practice of Social Work Be Modeled?
18(3)
Summary
21(1)
Glossary
21(3)
Notes
24(1)
A Social Systems Perspective: The Foundations for Social Systems Theory
25(28)
The Nature of Theory
25(2)
Social Systems Perspective
27(3)
General Systems Theory
30(6)
Ecological Theory
36(5)
Functional Theory
41(5)
Symbolic Interactionism and Role Theory
46(4)
Summary
50(1)
Glossary
51(1)
Notes
51(2)
Social Systems Theory: General Features
53(32)
Definitions
54(2)
Social Systems Theory
56(26)
Summary
82(1)
Glossary
83(1)
Notes
84(1)
PART TWO THE INDIVIDUAL
85(74)
The Individual: Theories of Psychology Used by Social Workers
87(43)
Psychoanalytic/Psychodynamic Theory
88(7)
Behaviorism/Learning Theory
95(6)
Humanism
101(5)
Cognitive Development Theory
106(6)
Moral Development Theory
112(6)
Symbolic Interaction Theory
118(6)
Summary
124(1)
Glossary
125(2)
Notes
127(3)
Psychosocial Theory: A Social Systems Perspective
130(29)
Focus
132(1)
Assumptions
132(1)
Concepts
133(3)
Infancy
136(3)
Post Infancy
139(3)
Preschool
142(1)
School
143(3)
Adolescence
146(2)
Early Adulthood
148(2)
Middle Adulthood
150(2)
Late Adulthood
152(2)
Summary
154(1)
Glossary
154(2)
Notes
156(3)
PART THREE THE SOCIAL GROUP
159(114)
The Social Group: An Introduction
161(19)
Definitions
162(2)
Gemeinschaft and Gesellschaft
164(1)
Natural and Rational Will
165(2)
Primary and Secondary Groups
167(2)
Collections of People, Categories of People, and the Social Group
169(7)
Summary
176(1)
Glossary
177(1)
Notes
178(2)
The Social Group: Theoretical Support
180(33)
Field Theory
181(4)
Exchange Theory
185(11)
Symbolic Interaction Theory
196(13)
Summary
209(1)
Glossary
210(1)
Notes
211(2)
The Family as a System of Roles
213(27)
Families as Emergent Structures
213(2)
Structural Family Theory
215(13)
Family Systems Theory
228(4)
Communications/Interactive Theory
232(4)
Summary
236(1)
Glossary
237(1)
Notes
238(2)
The Social Group and Family: Social Systems Theory
240(33)
The Social Group and the Family
241(3)
Social Systems Theory: Review of General Features
244(1)
Social Systems Theory: The Social Group and the Family
245(25)
Summary
270(1)
Glossary
271(1)
Notes
272(1)
PART FOUR THE FORMAL ORGANIZATION
273(88)
The Formal Organization: An Introduction
275(19)
Gemeinschaft and Gesellschaft
276(1)
Definition
277(1)
Organizational Theory and Practice
278(1)
Authority
279(2)
The Weberian Bureaucracy---The Rationalist Position
281(6)
The Human Relations Position
287(3)
Organizational Theory and Social Work Education
290(1)
Summary
291(1)
Glossary
291(1)
Notes
292(2)
The Formal Organization: Social Systems Theory
294(25)
Comparisons with the Rationalist and Human Relations Positions
297(3)
The Dialectic
300(1)
Social Systems Theory: Emergence
301(1)
Social Systems Theory: A Review
302(1)
Social Systems Theory: The Functional Requisites
303(4)
Social Systems Theory: The Structural Components
307(2)
Social Systems Theory: Developmental Stages of Formal Organizations
309(4)
Social Systems Theory: Total Quality Management
313(3)
Summary
316(1)
Glossary
317(1)
Notes
317(2)
The Formal Organization as a Social System
319(42)
Boundary
321(4)
Suprasystem
325(4)
Interface
329(2)
Input
331(2)
Proposed Output
333(5)
Conversion Operations
338(13)
Output
351(3)
Feedback
354(3)
Summary
357(2)
Glossary
359(1)
Notes
359(2)
PART FIVE THE COMMUNITY
361(80)
The Community: An Introduction
363(27)
Definitions of Community
365(2)
The Ecological Position: Human Ecology
367(5)
The Community Power Position
372(2)
Community Power: The Elitist Position
374(3)
Community Power: The Pluralist Position
377(4)
The Conflict Position
381(4)
Summary
385(1)
Glossary
386(1)
Notes
387(3)
The Community: Social Systems Theory
390(29)
Comparisons with Ecological, Power, and Conflict Positions
392(2)
Social Systems Theory
394(23)
Summary
417(1)
Glossary
417(1)
Notes
417(2)
Social Stratification and Diversity
419(22)
Introduction
419(3)
Cultural Diversity
422(3)
Social Systems Theory
425(4)
Dimensions of Stratification
429(3)
Conflict and Consensus
432(2)
Ethics and Cultural Diversity
434(4)
Summary
438(1)
Glossary
438(1)
Notes
439(2)
Index 441


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