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Human Behavior and the Social Environment : Social Systems Theory,9780205613694

Human Behavior and the Social Environment : Social Systems Theory

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Edition:
6th
ISBN13:

9780205613694

ISBN10:
0205613691
Format:
Hardcover
Pub. Date:
6/10/2008
Publisher(s):
Pearson
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Summary

This unique text provides a framework for evaluating various Human Behavior theories, providing a context for exploring social work practice through 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.

Table of Contents

Overview
Introduction
A Social Systems Perspective
Social Systems Theory
Social Stratification, Spirituality, and Diversity
The Individual
The Individual: Theories of Psychology used by Social Workers
Psychosocial Theory
The Social Group
The Social Group: An Introduction
The Social Group: Theoretical Support
The Family as a System of Roles
The Social Group and the Family: Social Systems Theory
The Formal Organization
The Formal Organization: An Introduction
The Formal Organization: Social Systems Theory
The Formal Organization as a Social System
The Community
The Community: An Introduction
The Community: Social Systems Theory
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