Human Behavior and the Social Environment : Social Systems Theory

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  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2008-06-10
  • Publisher: Pearson
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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
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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