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Human Behavior and the Social Environment : Social Systems Theory

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Edition:
5th
ISBN13:

9780205446063

ISBN10:
020544606X
Format:
Hardcover
Pub. Date:
1/1/2006
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 individual, the social group, the family, the organization, and the community. It includes expanded coverage of spirituality, diversity, values and ethics; social and economic justice/oppression; populations-at-risk; and other areas.The Fifth Edition presents new theoretical models in the areas of spirituality and individual development, discussion of spirituality is integrated throughout. Provides Expanded and integrated information on diversity is also included through out the text. And finally, this edition uses the concept of holon as a unifying construct at all systems levels.

Table of Contents

Preface xi
PART ONE OVERVIEW
1(94)
Introduction
3(20)
What Is This Book About?
4(1)
Who Is the Intended Audience?
4(1)
What Is Social Work?
4(1)
What Is the Purpose of Social Work?
5(1)
What Do All Social Workers Need to Know?
5(2)
What Is the Relationship of Social Systems Theory to Generalist Practice?
7(4)
What Is the Role of Religion and Spirituality in Social Work?
11(1)
How Is the Construction of Social Systems Theory Approached in This Book?
12(2)
How Is Social Systems Theory Presented in This Book?
14(1)
Can Social Systems Theory Be Modeled?
14(2)
Can the Generalist Practice of Social Work Be Modeled?
16(3)
Summary
19(1)
Glossary
20(2)
Notes
22(1)
A Social Systems Perspective: The Foundations for Social Systems Theory
23(25)
The Nature of Theory
23(2)
Social Systems Perspective
25(3)
General Systems Theory
28(6)
Ecological Theory
34(1)
Functional Theory
35(5)
Symbolic Interactionism and Role Theory
40(4)
Summary
44(1)
Glossary
45(1)
Notes
46(2)
Social Systems Theory: General Features
48(22)
Definitions
49(3)
Social Systems Theory
52(15)
Summary
67(1)
Glossary
68(1)
Notes
69(1)
Social Stratification, Spirituality, and Diversity
70(25)
Introduction
70(3)
Cultural Diversity
73(3)
Social Systems Theory
76(4)
Dimensions of Stratification
80(3)
Conflict and Consensus
83(2)
Conflict, Religion, and Diversity
85(2)
Ethics and Cultural Diversity
87(4)
Summary
91(1)
Glossary
92(1)
Notes
93(2)
PART TWO THE INDIVIDUAL
95(76)
The Individual: Theories of Psychology Used by Social Workers
97(46)
Psychoanalytic/Psychodynamic Theory
98(8)
Behaviorism/Learning Theory
106(7)
Humanism
113(5)
Cognitive Development Theory
118(6)
Moral Development Theory
124(7)
Symbolic Interaction Theory
131(6)
Summary
137(1)
Glossary
138(2)
Notes
140(3)
Psychosocial Theory: A Social Systems Perspective
143(28)
Focus
145(1)
Assumptions
145(1)
Concepts
146(4)
Infancy
150(3)
Post Infancy
153(2)
Preschool
155(1)
School
156(3)
Adolescence
159(2)
Early Adulthood
161(2)
Middle Adulthood
163(2)
Late Adulthood
165(2)
Summary
167(2)
Glossary
169(1)
Notes
169(2)
PART THREE THE SOCIAL GROUP
171(114)
The Social Group: An Introduction
173(18)
Definitions
174(2)
Gemeinschaft and Gesellschaft
176(1)
Natural and Rational Will
177(2)
Primary and Secondary Groups
179(2)
Collections of People, Categories of People, and the Social Group
181(7)
Summary
188(1)
Glossary
189(1)
Notes
190(1)
The Social Group: Theoretical Support
191(34)
Field Theory
192(5)
Exchange Theory
197(11)
Symbolic Interaction Theory
208(13)
Summary
221(1)
Glossary
222(1)
Notes
223(2)
The Family as a System of Roles
225(26)
Families as Emergent Structures
225(2)
Structural Family Theory
227(13)
Family Systems Theory
240(4)
Communications/Interactive Theory
244(4)
Summary
248(1)
Glossary
249(1)
Notes
250(1)
The Social Group and the Family: Social Systems Theory
251(34)
The Social Group and the Family
252(3)
Social Systems Theory: Review of General Features
255(1)
Social Systems Theory: The Social Group and the Family
256(26)
Summary
282(1)
Glossary
282(1)
Notes
283(2)
PART FOUR THE FORMAL ORGANIZATION
285(88)
The Formal Organization: An Introduction
287(19)
Gemeinschaft and Gesellschaft
288(1)
Definition
289(1)
Organizational Theory and Practice
290(1)
Authority
291(2)
The Weberian Bureaucracy---The Rationalist Position
293(6)
The Human Relations Position
299(3)
Organizational Theory and Social Work Education
302(1)
Summary
303(1)
Glossary
303(1)
Notes
304(2)
The Formal Organization: Social Systems Theory
306(25)
Comparisons with the Rationalist and Human Relations Positions
309(3)
The Dialectic
312(1)
Social Systems Theory: Emergence
313(1)
Social Systems Theory: A Review
314(1)
Social Systems Theory: The Functional Requisites
315(4)
Social Systems Theory: The Structural Components
319(3)
Social Systems Theory: Developmental Stages of Formal Organizations
322(4)
Social Systems Theory: Total Quality Management
326(3)
Summary
329(1)
Glossary
329(1)
Notes
329(2)
The Formal Organization as a Social System
331(42)
Boundary
333(4)
Suprasystem
337(4)
Interface
341(2)
Input
343(2)
Proposed Output
345(5)
Conversion Operations
350(12)
Output
362(3)
Feedback
365(5)
Summary
370(1)
Glossary
370(1)
Notes
371(2)
PART FIVE THE COMMUNITY
373(58)
The Community: An Introduction
375(27)
Definitions of Community
377(2)
The Ecological Position: Human Ecology
379(5)
The Community Power Position
384(2)
Community Power: The Elitist Position
386(3)
Community Power: The Pluralist Position
389(4)
The Conflict Position
393(4)
Summary
397(1)
Glossary
398(1)
Notes
399(3)
The Community: Social Systems Theory
402(29)
Comparisons with Ecological, Power, and Conflict Positions
404(2)
Social Systems Theory
406(23)
Summary
429(1)
Glossary
429(1)
Notes
430(1)
Index 431


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