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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
|A Social Systems Perspective|
|Social Systems Theory|
|Social Stratification, Spirituality, and Diversity|
|The Individual: Theories of Psychology used by Social Workers|
|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: An Introduction|
|The Community: Social Systems Theory|
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