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

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

by Orren Dale, Rebecca Smith, Julia M. Norlin
     
 

ISBN-10: 020544606X

ISBN-13: 9780205446063

Pub. Date: 08/01/2005

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.

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.

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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:
08/01/2005
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
456
Product dimensions:
7.20(w) x 9.38(h) x 1.07(d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1Introduction3
Ch. 2A social systems perspective : the foundations for social systems theory23
Ch. 3Social systems theory : general features48
Ch. 4Social stratification, spirituality, and diversity70
Ch. 5The individual : theories of psychology used by social workers97
Ch. 6Psychosocial theory : a social systems perspective143
Ch. 7The social group : an introduction173
Ch. 8The social group : theoretical support191
Ch. 9The family as a system of roles225
Ch. 10The social group and the family : social systems theory251
Ch. 11The formal organization : an introduction287
Ch. 12The formal organization : social systems theory306
Ch. 13The formal organization as a social system331
Ch. 14The community : an introduction375
Ch. 15The community : social systems theory402

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