Dimensions of Human Behavior: The Changing Life Course / Edition 4

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An authentic breakthrough in the text literature for Human Behavior and Social Environment courses! These two paperback volumes provide a rich understanding of person, environment and time unmatched in other texts, and are acutely sensitive to difference, diversity and the mission of social work. The texts provide an integrated micro/macro perspective on human behavior. Insights into human behavior from biology, the physical environment, and the humanities add a dimension to these texts not found elsewhere. Numerous teaching aids show students what happens in real practice and how to prepare for it.
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Editorial Reviews

David Skiba
“Overall, I believe Elizabeth Hutchison has done an outstanding job in addressing the unique biopsychosocial aspects associated with each stage of development along the life course.”
Jamie Mitchell
“The explicit focus on and reiteration of social work competencies throughout is particularly impressive and helps students preparing for licensure to draw concrete connections between the knowledge in the text and what they will be expected to know.”
Gwenelle S. O’Neal
“The use of cases and questions offered the connection to context that we were looking for.”
Lisa M. Shannon
“Great introductory textbook covering material related to Human Behavior in the Social Environment at an appropriate depth and breadth.”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781412976411
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 9/28/2010
  • Edition description: Fourth Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 538
  • Sales rank: 150,930
  • Product dimensions: 7.90 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 1.00 (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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Table of Contents

Part I. A Multidimensional Approach For Multi-Faceted Social Work

Chapter 1: Aspects of Human Behavior: Person, Environment, Time
Chapter 2: Theoretical Perspectives on Human Behavior by Elizabeth D. Hutchison and Leanne Wood Charlesworth

Part II. The Multiple Dimensions of Person

Chapter 3: The Biological Person by Stephen French Gilson
Chapter 4: Psychological Person: Reason and Passion by Joseph Walsh
Chapter 5: The Psychological Person: Stress, Coping, and Adaptation by Joseph Walsh
Chapter 6: Spiritual Person by Michael J. Sheridan

Part III. The Multiple Dimensions Of Environment

Chapter 7: The Physical Environment
Chapter 8: Institutions and Social Structure
Chapter 9: Culture by Linwood Cousins
Chapter 10: Formal Organizations
Chapter 11: Communities
Chapter 12: Social Movements
Chapter 13: Small Groups by Elizabeth P. Cramer
Chapter 14: Families by Nancy R. Vosler


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