Understanding Human Behavior and the Social Environment with Infotrac / Edition 5

Understanding Human Behavior and the Social Environment with Infotrac / Edition 5

by Charles Zastrow, Karen K. Kirst-Ashman
     
 

ISBN-10: 053454701X

ISBN-13: 9780534547011

Pub. Date: 07/28/2000

Publisher: Cengage Learning

In this best-selling text BY social workers and FOR social workers, Charles Zastrow and Karen K. Kirst-Ashman, nationally prominent social work educators and authors, guide studetns in assessing and evaluating how individuals function within families, groups, organizations and communities during the key stages of the human life span. Zastrow, a member of the CSWE

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In this best-selling text BY social workers and FOR social workers, Charles Zastrow and Karen K. Kirst-Ashman, nationally prominent social work educators and authors, guide studetns in assessing and evaluating how individuals function within families, groups, organizations and communities during the key stages of the human life span. Zastrow, a member of the CSWE Commission on Accreditation, and Kirst-Ashman, a CSWE Board member, incorporate the most recent CSWE curriculum recommendations throughout. Using an effective, chronological life-span approach, the authors present separate chapters on biological, psychological, and social impacts at the different life-span stages. Chapter One introduces a practical Systems Impact Model that students can apply throughout the book to help them understand individual behavior in macro, mezzo, and micro settings. Consistent with the curriculum policy statements of the CSWE, content on social work values and ethics, diversity, social and economic justice and populations-at-risk is also includes. Zastrow and Kirst-Ashman make theories relevant to myriad practice settings by providing case examples, illustrations, photos, and exercises in every chapter. With thorough coverage of theories at all levels (micro, mezzo, macro) the book is comprehensive and balanced and provides students with a sound base on which to build assessment skills.

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ISBN-13:
9780534547011
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
07/28/2000
Edition description:
Older Edition

Table of Contents

1. Theoretical Perspectives on Human Behavior in the Social Environment. Part One: Infancy And Childhood. 2. Biological Systems and Their Impacts on Infancy and Childhood. 3. Psychological Systems and Their Impacts on Infancy and Childhood. 4. Social Systems and Their Impacts on Infancy and Childhood. 5. Ethnocentrism and Racism. Part Two: Adolescence And Young Adulthood. 6. Biological Systems and Their Impacts on Adolescence and Young Adulthood. 7. Psychological Systems and Their Impacts on Adolescence and Young Adulthood. 8. Social Systems and Their Impacts on Adolescence and Young Adulthood. 9. Gender Roles and Sexism. Part Three: Middle Adulthood. 10. Biological Systems and Their Impacts on Middle Adulthood. 11. Psychological Systems and Their Impacts on Middle Adulthood. 12. Social Systems and Their Impacts on Middle Adulthood. 13. Sexual Orientation. Part Four: Later Adulthood. 14. Biological Systems and Their Impacts on Later Adulthood. 15. Psychological Systems and Their Impacts on Later Adulthood. 16. Social Systems and Their Impacts on Later Adulthood.

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