Human Behavior and the Social Environment: Social Systems Theory / Edition 5

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This unique text provides a framework for evaluating various human behavior theories and a context for addressing social work practice with varying levels of social systems.

What People Are Saying About Human Behavior and the Social Environment: Social Systems Theory

"The change and addition of the material in Chapter 4 is by far the most superb aspect of the entire text. This is the one chapter that I read three times because it was so enthralling and instrumental in pulling the book together. I feel that it is so well written, historically accurate and detailed in nature that it should be reprinted in some of our top social work journals. I have decided to re-adopt this text next semester."
Jacquelyn Monroe, Ohio State University

"The top three strengths of this text are the layout and organization; the excellent coverage of theory; and the inclusion of the individual as a social system."
Peggy Maillet, Meredith College

Highlights of the Fifth Edition:

• Provides a comprehensive approach to the theory base of generalist practice, meeting the needs of core BSW and foundation MSW courses.
• Presents new theoretical models in the areas of spirituality and individual development; discussion of spirituality is integrated throughout.
• The chapter on diversity meets accreditation needs for the HBSE course, while expanded content and case examples on populations-at-risk emphasize the importance of differences.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205446063
  • Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
  • Publication date: 8/1/2005
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 456
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 9.38 (h) x 1.07 (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Introduction 3
Ch. 2 A social systems perspective : the foundations for social systems theory 23
Ch. 3 Social systems theory : general features 48
Ch. 4 Social stratification, spirituality, and diversity 70
Ch. 5 The individual : theories of psychology used by social workers 97
Ch. 6 Psychosocial theory : a social systems perspective 143
Ch. 7 The social group : an introduction 173
Ch. 8 The social group : theoretical support 191
Ch. 9 The family as a system of roles 225
Ch. 10 The social group and the family : social systems theory 251
Ch. 11 The formal organization : an introduction 287
Ch. 12 The formal organization : social systems theory 306
Ch. 13 The formal organization as a social system 331
Ch. 14 The community : an introduction 375
Ch. 15 The community : social systems theory 402
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