Dimensions of Human Behavior: Person and Environment / Edition 4
  • Dimensions of Human Behavior: Person and Environment / Edition 4
  • Dimensions of Human Behavior: Person and Environment / Edition 4

Dimensions of Human Behavior: Person and Environment / Edition 4

by Elizabeth D. Hutchison
     
 

Aimed at students of social work, this companion volume to The Changing Life Course describes how various personal and environmental dimensions combine to produce both continuity and change in human behavior. Case studies illustrate how factors such as individual spirituality, physical health, cultural norms, and social movements influence behavior. Annotation See more details below

Overview

Aimed at students of social work, this companion volume to The Changing Life Course describes how various personal and environmental dimensions combine to produce both continuity and change in human behavior. Case studies illustrate how factors such as individual spirituality, physical health, cultural norms, and social movements influence behavior. Annotation ©2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781412988797
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
09/28/2010
Edition description:
Fourth Edition
Pages:
573
Sales rank:
69,315
Product dimensions:
8.08(w) x 9.86(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Case Studies
Preface
Acknowledgments
Part I: A Multidimensional Approach for Multifaceted Social Work
Chapter 1. Human Behavior: A Multidimensional Approach
Human Behavior: Individual and Collective
A Multidimensional Approach
Diversity, Inequality, and the Pursuit of Social Justice: A Global Perspective
Knowing and Doing
Scientific Knowledge: Theory and Research
A Word of Caution
Chapter 2. Theoretical Perspectives on Human Behavior
Multiple Perspectives for a Multidimensional Approach
Systems Perspective
Conflict Perspective
Exchange and Choice Perspective
Social Constructionist Perspective
Psychodynamic Perspective
Developmental Perspective
Social Behavioral Perspective
Humanistic Perspective
The Merits of Multiple Perspectives
Part II: The Multiple Dimensions of Person
Chapter 3: The Biological Person
An Integrative Approach for Understanding the Intersection of Interior (Proximal) Biological Health and Illness and Exterior (Distal) Environmental Factors
A Look at Six Interior (Proximal) Environment Systems
Exterior (Distal) Socioeconomic Environment and Interior (Proximal) Health Environment
Chapter 4: The Psychological Person: Cognition, Emotion, and Self
Cognition and Emotion
Theories of Cognition
Theories of Emotion
Cognitive/Emotional “Disorders”
The Self
Chapter 5: The Psychosocial Person: Relationships, Stress, and Coping
The Self in Relationships
The Concept of Stress
Coping and Adaptation
Normal and Abnormal Coping
Chapter 6: The Spiritual Person
The Spiritual Dimension
Transpersonal Theories of Human Development
The Role of Spirituality in Social Work
Part III. The Multiple Dimensions of Environment
Chapter 7: The Physical Environment
Human Behavior and the Physical Environment
The Natural Environment
The Built Environment
Place Attachment
Homelessness
Accessible Environments for Persons With Disabilities
Chapter 8: Culture
The Challenge of Defining Culture
Traditional Understandings of Culture and Variation in Human Behavior
Contemporary/Postmodern Understandings of Culture and Variation in Human Behavior
A Postmodern, Holistic Application of Culture
The Meaning of Culture
Chapter 9: Social Structure and Social Institutions: Global and National
Patterns of Social Life
Contemporary Trends in Global and U.S. Social Institutions
Theories of Social Inequality
Chapter 10: Families
Family Defined
The Family in Historical Perspective
Theoretical Perspectives for Understanding Families
Diversity in Family Life
Challenges to Family Life
Chapter 11: Small Groups
Small Groups in Social Work
Dimensions of Group Structure
Group Composition
Basic Group Processes
Interdisciplinary Teams and Leadership
Chapter 12: Formal Organizations
A Definition of Formal Organizations
Perspectives on Formal Organizations
Burnout: A Negative Organizational Outcome
Social Work and Formal Organizations
Social Work Leadership in Formal Organizations
Culturally Sensitive Care Systems
Chapter 13: Communities
A Definition of Community
Territorial Community and Relational Community
Social Workers and Communities: Our History
Theoretical Approaches to Community
Social Workers and Communities: Contemporary Issues
Chapter 14: Social Movements
A Definition of Social Movements
Social Movements and the History of Social Work
Perspectives on Social Movements
Social Movement Outcomes
Social Movement Trends
Social Movements and Contemporary Social Work
References
Glossary
Index
About the Author
About the Contributors

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