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"Elizabeth Hutchison's latest edition of Dimensions of Human Behavior is a powerful text that captures our changing and developing lives as we each journey through our own distinct life course. The books calls our attention to the importance of the interactions of time, people, and environment as our ongoing life story is played out. As social workers, this text draws our attention to the need to better understand development as a cyclical process, unique for each person. Timely client system examples, diverse family development, and good social work implications and interventions are a few of the many strengths in this edition. "

—Susan Tebb, Dean, School of Social Service, Saint Louis University

This Two-Volume Kit is composed of Person and Environment, Second Edition (ISBN: 0761987657) and The Changing Life Course, Second Edition (ISBN: 0761987649). Each is also available individually for $49.95.

Dimensions of Human Behavior, Second Edition: Person and Environment presents the time-honored person-in-environment approach to understanding human behavior. It provides a multi-theoretical analysis to help students recognize and examine the multiple dimensions of person and environment involved in human behavior. Like the first edition, the general approach of weaving powerful case studies with theory and research has been maintained, but all chapters have been updated to reflect recent census data, emerging social trends, and new developments in theory and research. This edition also pays greater attention to human diversity.

Dimensions of Human Behavior, Second Edition: The Changing Life Course presents a life course perspective to help students recognize how multiple dimensions of person and environment work together with dimensions of time to produce patterns in unique life course journeys. It examines general patterns of human behavior in age-graded periods, sources of diversity in life course trajectories, and unique life stories. It is multidimensional in scope and current in theory and research. This completely revised second edition maintains the use of case studies to help students appreciate the diversity of life course trajectories, and all chapters have been updated to reflect social trends and new developments in theory and research.

To reflect the trend toward finer gradations in life phases, this edition addresses nine age-graded periods instead of the six presented in the first edition: Conception, Pregnancy, and Birth; Infancy and Toddlerhood; Early Childhood; Middle Childhood; Adolescence; Young Adulthood; Middle Adulthood; Late Adulthood; and Very Late Adulthood.

The Teaching Resources CD-ROM (ISBN: 0-7619-8804-1) accompanying the texts provides a variety of supplementary materials. The CD includes a summary of each chapter in both texts. In addition, individual and group activities of relevance to chapter topics are proposed, as are selected readings, texts, videos and films. Also included are subjects for class discussion, as well as essay and multiple choice questions that challenge students' cognitive abilities of recall, reasoning, and application of social work theories, principles and practice issues.

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Editorial Reviews

CASW Bulletin
"A powerful text that captures our changing and developing lives as we each journey through our distinct life course, this book presents a unique perspective to help students and clinicians recognize how multiple dimensions of individuals and environment work together with dimensions of time to produce patterns in unique life-course journeys. "— Anne Toth, MSW, Ed D, RSW, private practitioner and clinical social worker
Susan Tebb
"Elizabeth Hutchison’s latest edition of Dimensions of Human Behavior is a powerful text that captures our changing and developing lives as we each journey through our own distinct life course. The books calls our attention to the importance of the interactions of time, people, and environment as our ongoing life story is played out. As social workers, this text draws our attention to the need to better understand development as a cyclical process, unique for each person. Timely client system examples, diverse family development, and good social work implications and interventions are a few of the many strengths in this edition. "
CASW Bulletin - Anne Toth
"A powerful text that captures our changing and developing lives as we each journey through our distinct life course, this book presents a unique perspective to help students and clinicians recognize how multiple dimensions of individuals and environment work together with dimensions of time to produce patterns in unique life-course journeys. "
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761988038
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 5/28/2003
  • Series: Series in Social Work Series , #0
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 1104
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 2.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Elizabeth D. Hutchison, MSW, Ph D, received her MSW from the George Warren Brown School of Social Work at Washington University in St. Louis and her Ph D from the University at Albany, State University of New York. She was on the faculty in the Social Work Department at Elms College from 1980 to 1987, and served as chair of the department from 1982 to 1987. She was on the faculty in the School of Social Work at Virginia Commonwealth University from 1987 to 2009, where she taught courses in human behavior and the social environment, social work and social justice, and child and family policy; she also served as field practicum liaison. She has been a social worker in health, mental health, aging, and child and family welfare settings. She is committed to providing social workers with comprehensive, current, and useful frameworks for thinking about human behavior. Her other research interests focus on child and family welfare. She currently lives in Rancho Mirage, California where she is active in environmental justice issues facing farm workers in East Coachella Valley.

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