Human Behavior and the Social Environment: Social Systems Theory / Edition 3 by Julia M. Norlin, Wayne A. Chess, Wayne A. Cross | | 9780205159291 | Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
Human Behavior and the Social Environment: Social Systems Theory / Edition 3

Human Behavior and the Social Environment: Social Systems Theory / Edition 3

by Julia M. Norlin, Wayne A. Chess, Wayne A. Cross
     
 

ISBN-10: 020515929X

ISBN-13: 9780205159291

Pub. Date: 08/12/1996

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.

This thoroughly-revised book is based upon social systems theory and incorporates the new Curriculum Policy Statements of the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). This book is based upon a generalist practice foundation and examines basic concepts in each of the various system sizes: the social group, the family, the organization, and the community. It

Overview

This thoroughly-revised book is based upon social systems theory and incorporates the new Curriculum Policy Statements of the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). This book is based upon a generalist practice foundation and examines basic concepts in each of the various system sizes: the social group, the family, the organization, and the community. It includes expanded coverage of diversity, values and ethics, social and economic justice/oppression, populations-at-risk, and other areas outlined in the Statements. For professionals working in the field of Social Work.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780205159291
Publisher:
Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
Publication date:
08/12/1996
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
432
Product dimensions:
7.21(w) x 9.60(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Prefacexi
Part 1Overview1
Chapter 1Introduction3
What Is This Book About?3
Who Is the Intended Audience?4
What Is Social Work?4
What Is the Purpose of Social Work?5
What Is the Purpose of Social Work Education?5
What Do Social Workers Do?6
What Do All Social Workers Need to Know?8
What Is the Relationship of Social Systems Theory to Generalist Practice?10
How Is the Construction of Social Systems Theory Approached in This Book?13
How Is Social Systems Theory Presented in This Book?15
Can Social Systems Theory Be Modeled?16
Can the Generalist Practice of Social Work Be Modeled?18
Summary21
Glossary21
Notes24
Chapter 2A Social Systems Perspective: the Foundations for Social Systems Theory25
The Nature of Theory25
Social Systems Perspective27
General Systems Theory30
Ecological Theory36
Functional Theory41
Symbolic Interactionism and Role Theory46
Summary50
Glossary51
Notes51
Chapter 3Social Systems Theory: General Features53
Definitions54
Social Systems Theory56
Summary82
Glossary83
Notes84
Part 2The Individual85
Chapter 4The Individual: Theories of Psychology Used By Social Workers87
Psychoanalytic/Psychodynamic Theory88
Behaviorism/Learning Theory95
Humanism101
Cognitive Development Theory106
Moral Development Theory112
Symbolic Interaction Theory118
Summary124
Glossary125
Notes127
Chapter 5Psychosocial Theory: A Social Systems Perspective130
Focus132
Assumptions132
Concepts133
Infancy136
Post Infancy139
Preschool142
School143
Adolescence146
Early Adulthood148
Middle Adulthood150
Late Adulthood152
Summary154
Glossary154
Notes156
Part 3The Social Group159
Chapter 6The Social Group: an Introduction161
Definitions162
Gemeinschaft and Gesellschaft164
Natural and Rational Will165
Primary and Secondary Groups167
Collections of People, Categories of People, and the Social Group169
Summary176
Glossary177
Notes178
Chapter 7The Social Group: Theoretical Support180
Field Theory181
Exchange Theory185
Symbolic Interaction Theory196
Summary209
Glossary210
Notes211
Chapter 8The Family as a System of Roles213
Families as Emergent Structures213
Structural Family Theory215
Family Systems Theory228
Communications/Interactive Theory232
Summary236
Glossary237
Notes238
Chapter 9The Social Group and Family: Social Systems Theory240
The Social Group and the Family241
Social Systems Theory: Review of General Features244
Social Systems Theory: The Social Group and the Family245
Summary270
Glossary271
Notes272
Part 4The Formal Organization273
Chapter 10The Formal Organization: An Introduction275
Gemeinschaft and Gesellschaft276
Definition277
Organizational Theory and Practice278
Authority279
The Weberian Bureaucracy--The Rationalist Position281
The Human Relations Position287
Organizational Theory and Social Work Education290
Summary291
Glossary291
Notes292
Chapter 11The Formal Organization: Social Systems Theory294
Comparisons with the Rationalist and Human Relations Positions297
The Dialectic300
Social Systems Theory: Emergence301
Social Systems Theory: A Review302
Social Systems Theory: The Functional Requisites303
Social Systems Theory: The Structural Components307
Social Systems Theory: Developmental Stages of Formal Organizations309
Social Systems Theory: Total Quality Management313
Summary316
Glossary317
Notes317
Chapter 12The Formal Organization as a Social System319
Boundary321
Suprasystem325
Interface329
Input331
Proposed Output333
Conversion Operations338
Output351
Feedback354
Summary357
Glossary359
Notes359
Part 5The Community361
Chapter 13The Community: An Introduction363
Definitions of Community365
The Ecological Position: Human Ecology367
The Community Power Position372
Community Power: The Elitist Position374
Community Power: The Pluralist Position377
The Conflict Position381
Summary385
Glossary386
Notes387
Chapter 14The Community: Social Systems Theory390
Comparisons with Ecological, Power, and Conflict Positions392
Social Systems Theory394
Summary417
Glossary417
Notes417
Chapter 15Social Stratification and Diversity419
Introduction419
Cultural Diversity422
Social Systems Theory425
Dimensions of Stratification429
Conflict and Consensus432
Ethics and Cultural Diversity434
Summary438
Glossary438
Notes439
Index441

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