Human Behavior and the Social Environment

Series
Pearson
Author
Joe M. Schriver  
Publisher
Pearson
Cover
Softcover
Edition
6
Language
English
Total pages
368
Pub.-date
July 2014
ISBN13
9780205924363
ISBN
0205924360


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Description

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Explores traditional and alternative models in human behavior.

 

Human Behavior and the Social Environment, 6/e challenges students to explore both traditional and non-traditional paradigms in examining human behavior and the social environment. Through this examination, readers will better understand individuals, families, groups, organizations, communities and globalization. Students will recognize the range of social systems in which people live and the ways these systems promote or deter people in their health and wellbeing.

 

Connecting Core Competencies Series - This title is part of the Connecting Core Competencies Series, designed to guide students in becoming skilled at the Council on Social Work's core competencies. Each chapter reflects and integrates the latest CSWE competency standards (EPAS). End-of-chapter assessment reinforces this integration.

 

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Features

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The Enhanced Pearson eText provides a rich, interactive learning environment designed to improve student mastery of content with the following multimedia features:

  • Embedded videos illustrate key concepts and strategies.  (See pages 44 and 282 for examples.)
  • Key Topic Quiz. Access chapter content comprehension with Key Topic quizzes. (See page 39 and 273 for examples.)
  • Chapter Review. Readers can check their understanding of chapter concepts by completing of chapter reviews. (See page 259 and 313 for examples.)
  • Interactive Learning Objectives at the beginning of each chapter. (See pages 1 and 223 for examples.)

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Additional text features include:

  • Incorporates Technology Through eTextbook - The new edition is specifically designed as an eTextbook providing a more engaging and interactive learning experience for students. Students will have access to a number of innovations including in-text hyperlinks to content-related videos and websites, searching capability, note taking, in-text concept-focused quizzes and more.
  • Explores the Point-of-View of marginalized population - The book challenges students to explore non-traditional theories and conceptual frameworks that give voice to vulnerable and marginalized populations served by social workers.
  • Encourages Critical Thinking - Critical thinking is a particular focus of Chapter 3 with significant attention to tools for “Thinking about Thinking.” In addition, critical thinking skills are reinforced throughout the book. Each chapter includes highlighted “critical thinking questions” challenging students to apply critical thinking skills to specific content and issues.
  • Builds Learning around Bloom’s Taxonomy - The book focuses on human behavior and the social environment (HBSE) content as “knowledge for practice.” This focus moves students from “Understanding” to “Applying” content, consistent with Bloom’s Taxonomy and its emphasis on levels of learning from simple (Remembering) to more complex (Creating).
  • Streamlines Content - The Sixth Edition has overall been streamlined to reduce content redundancy. The Illustrative Readings have been removed to improve the flow from one chapter to the next. Students will better be able to focus on important details without the repetition of excess information.

 

New to this Edition

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The Enhanced Pearson eText provides a rich, interactive learning environment designed to improve student mastery of content with the following multimedia features:

  • Embedded videos illustrate key concepts and strategies. (See pages 44 and 282 for examples.)
  • Key Topic Quiz. Access chapter content comprehension with Key Topic quizzes. (See page 39 and 273 for examples.)
  • Chapter Review. Readers can check their understanding of chapter concepts by completing of chapter reviews. (See page 259 and 313 for examples.)
  • Interactive Learning Objectives at the beginning of each chapter. (See pages 1 and 223 for examples.)

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Key content changes include:

 

Correlated with the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) Competencies.

 

Chapter 1

  • New content on post-postmodernism

 

Chapter 2

  • Added “Waves of Feminism” occurring in the women’s movement over time

 

Chapter 3

  • New content on critical thinking
  • Evidence-based practice

 

Chapter 4

  • Entirely new chapter expanding content on mid-range and alternative theories
  • New content on the Multi-system Life Course perspective
  • New content on Differential Vulnerability vs “Equality of Oppressions” theory
  • New content on Environmental Social Work
  • New content on Mindfulness


Chapter 6

  • Food insecurity in the US and globally has new coverage
  • New content on sexual orientation and gender identity
  • Invisibility and Microaggressions has been expanded
  • Updated ADA information consistent with the 2008 Americans with Disabilities Act as Amended (ADAAA)


Chapter 7

  • Updated “Current Influences on Families”  and “Family and Child Poverty”
  • Expanded “Alternative Definitions of Families” to include international and UN definitions
  • New example of generation “Gen Y/Millennials
  • Updated content on gay families and gay marriage

 

Chapter 9

  • New content on Organizational Climate measures
  • Expanded information on Leadership Styles
  • Updated content on increasing US Workforce Diversity

 

Chapter 10

  • New content on community development approaches – Smart Growth, New Urbanism, Ecological Cities
  • New information on Sustainability
  • Updated information on Ideal Neighborhood Design

 

Chapter 11

  • Update content on “War, Refugees, and Immigrants
  • New content on Neoliberalism in a Global Context

Table of Contents

In this Section:

I) Brief Table of Contents

II) Detailed Table of Contents

 

I) Brief Table of Contents

 

Chapter 1. Human Behavior and the Social Environment (HBSE) and Paradigms Purposes, Foundations, and Assumptions.

Chapter 2. Traditional and Alternative Paradigms.

Chapter 3. Paradigm Thinking and Social Work Knowledge for Practice.

Chapter 4. Traditional/Dominant Perspectives on Individuals.

Chapter 5. Alternative and Possible Perspectives on Individuals.

Chapter 6. Perspectives on Familiness.

Chapter 7. Perspectives on Groups.

Chapter 8. Perspectives on Organizations.

Chapter 9. Perspectives on Community(ies).

Chapter 10. Global Perspectives and Theories.

 

II) Detailed Table of Contents

 

Chapter 1. Human Behavior and the Social Environment (HBSE) and Paradigms Purposes, Foundations, and Assumptions.

Purposes of Social Work.

Paradigms and Social Work.

Paradigms and History.

Social Work History: Science and Art.

Paradigm Shift, Social Work, and Social Change.

Paradigms: Culture, Ethnicity, and Race.


Chapter 2. Traditional and Alternative Paradigms.

Dimensions of Traditional and Dominant Paradigms.

Dimensions of Alternative/Possible Paradigms.

Interpretive/Intuitive/Subjective/Qualitative: Ways of Knowing.

Feminisms.

Diversities.

Interrelated/Personal/Integrative.

Oppressions.


Chapter 3. Paradigm Thinking and Social Work Knowledge for Practice.

Topics Addressed in This Chapter:

Tools and Terms for Thinking About Thinking.

Tools for Social Workers: Theories for Practice.

Traditional Theoretical Approaches.

Mid-range Theoretical Approaches.

Alternative Theoretical Approaches.

Strengths-Based Perspective.

Wellness.

Empowerment.

Cultural Competence.

Transpersonal/Spiritual Approaches.

Alternative Extensions of Systems Approaches.

Chaos/Complexity.

Gaia.


Chapter 4. Traditional/Dominant Perspectives on Individuals.

Topics Addressed in This Chapter.

Critiques of Traditional Stage-Based Theories of Individual development.

Developmental Perspectives: Commonality and Diversity.

Normal and Abnormal: Traditional and Alternative Perspectives.

Traditional Notions of Intelligence.

Developmental Paradigms and Social Work.

Developmental Paradigms: The Traditional and the Possible (Alternatives).

Traditional and Dominant Developmental Theories.

Freud.

Piaget.

Kohlberg.

Erikson.

Levinson: Adult Development.

Disengagement Theory of Aging.

Resiliency Theory and Aging.

Traditional Developmental Theories and Multiracial People.

Themes Regarding People of Color in Traditional Developmental Approaches.


Chapter 5. Alternative and Possible Perspectives on Individuals.

Alternative and Possible Developmental Theories.

Identity Development.

Spirituality and Development.

Focus: People of Color.

Focus: Whiteness/White Identity.

Focus: Women.

Focus: Sexual Orientation.

Focus: Persons with Disabilities.

Focus: Men.


Chapter 6. Perspectives on Familiness.

Familiness.

Social Work and Families.

(SEHB): The Social Environment and Family.

Approaches to Understanding Familiness.

Traditional Models.

The Alternative/Possible.

Focus: People of Color.

Focus: Women.

Focus: Sexual Orientation.

Focus: Spirituality/Belief Systems and Families.


Chapter 7. Perspectives on Groups.

Definitions.

Historical Perspective.

Traditional and Alternative Perspectives.


Chapter 8. Perspectives on Organizations.

Historical Perspectives on Organizations.

Basic Concepts/Definitions.

Types of Organizations.

Technology, Organizations, and Social Policy.

Traditional Paradigms.

Alternative Paradigms.


Chapter 9. Perspectives on Community(ies).

Historical Perspectives on Community.

Defining Community.

Traditional Perspectives.

Alternative Perspectives on Community.

Nonplace Community.


Chapter 10. Global Perspectives and Theories.

Historical Perspectives on International Social Work.

SEHB: A Global Context.

Family and Global Issues: Immigration.

Immigrants and Oppression/Discrimination.

Impact of Immigration on Families.