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
     
 

This text provides a framework for evaluating various theories and a context for addressing social work practice with varying levels of social systems. The text examines the basic concepts in each of the various system sizes: the social group, the family, the organization, and the community. See more details below

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This text provides a framework for evaluating various theories and a context for addressing social work practice with varying levels of social systems. The text examines the basic concepts in each of the various system sizes: the social group, the family, the organization, and the community.

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

Preface
Pt. 1Overview1
Ch. 1Introduction3
Ch. 2A Social Systems Perspective: The Foundations for Social Systems Theory25
Ch. 3Social Systems Theory: General Features53
Pt. 2The Individual85
Ch. 4The Individual: Theories of Psychology Used by Social Workers87
Ch. 5Psychosocial Theory: A Social Systems Perspective130
Pt. 3The Social Group159
Ch. 6The Social Group: An Introduction161
Ch. 7The Social Group: Theoretical Support180
Ch. 8The Family as a System of Roles213
Ch. 9The Social Group and Family: Social Systems Theory240
Pt. 4The Formal Organization273
Ch. 10The Formal Organization: An Introduction275
Ch. 11The Formal Organization: Social Systems Theory294
Ch. 12The Formal Organization as a Social System319
Pt. 5The Community361
Ch. 13The Community: An Introduction363
Ch. 14The Community: Social Systems Theory390
Ch. 15Social Stratification and Diversity419
Index441

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