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1412988799
ISBN-13:
2901412988796
Pub. Date:
09/28/2010
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SAGE Publications
Dimensions of Human Behavior: Person and Environment / Edition 4

Dimensions of Human Behavior: Person and Environment / Edition 4

by Elizabeth D. Hutchison

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Dimensions of Human Behavior: Person and Environment / Edition 4

Aimed at students of social work, this companion volume to The Changing Life Course describes how various personal and environmental dimensions combine to produce both continuity and change in human behavior. Case studies illustrate how factors such as individual spirituality, physical health, cultural norms, and social movements influence behavior. Annotation ©2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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ISBN-13: 2901412988796
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 09/28/2010
Edition description: Fourth Edition
Pages: 573
Product dimensions: 8.08(w) x 9.86(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Elizabeth D. Hutchison, MSW, Ph D, received her MSW from the George Warren Brown School of Social Work at Washington University in St. Louis and her Ph D from the University at Albany, State University of New York. She was on the faculty in the Social Work Department at Elms College from 1980 to 1987 and served as chair of the department from 1982 to 1987. She was on the faculty in the School of Social Work at Virginia Commonwealth University from 1987 to 2009, where she taught courses in human behavior and the social environment, social work and social justice, and child and family policy; she also served as field practicum liaison. She has been a social worker in health, mental health, aging, and child and family welfare settings. She is committed to providing social workers with comprehensive, current, and useful frameworks for thinking about human behavior. Her other research interests focus on child and family welfare. She lives in Reno, Nevada, where she is a hands-on grandmother and an activist on local justice issues.


Table of Contents

Case Studies
Preface
Acknowledgments
PART I A MULTIDIMENSIONAL APPROACH FOR MULTIFACETED SOCIAL WORK
Chapter 1. Human Behavior: A Multidimensional Approach
Chapter Outline
Learning Objectives
Human Behavior: Individual and Collective
A Multidimensional Approach
Diversity, Inequality, and the Pursuit of Social Justice: A Global Perspective - Elizabeth Hutchison, Cory Cummings, Leanne Charlesworth
Knowing and Doing
Scientific Knowledge: Theory and Research
Organization of the Book
Implications for Social Work Practice
Key Terms
Active Learning
Web Resources
Chapter 2. Theoretical Perspectives on Human Behavior
Chapter Outline
Learning Objectives
Multiple Perspectives for a Multidimensional Approach
Systems Perspective
Conflict Perspective - Stephen Gilson
Exchange and Choice Perspective
Social Constructionist Perspective
Psychodynamic Perspective
Developmental Perspective
Behavioral Perspective - Joseph Walsh
Humanistic Perspective
The Merits of Multiple Perspectives
Implications for Social Work Practice
Key Terms
Active Learning
Web Resources
PART II THE MULTIPLE DIMENSIONS OF PERSON - Joseph Walsh
Chapter 3. The Biological Person
Chapter Outline
Learning Objectives
An Integrative Approach for Understanding the Intersection of Interior Biological Health and Illness and Exterior Environmental Factors
Systems Taxonomy: Six Interior Environment Systems
Ecobiodevelopmental Framework to Understand the Relationship Between Interior Health and Exterior Environments - Michael Sheridan
Implications for Social Work Practice
Key Terms
Active Learning
Web Resources
Chapter 4. The Psychological Person: Cognition, Emotion, and Self
Chapter Outline
Learning Objectives
Cognition and Emotion
Theories of Cognition
Theories of Emotion
Cognitive/Emotional “Disorders”
The Self
Implications for Social Work Practice
Key Terms - Elizabeth Hutchison, Linwood Cousins
Active Learning
Web Resources
Chapter 5. The Psychosocial Person: Relationships, Stress, and Coping
Chapter Outline
Learning Objectives
The Self in Relationships
The Concept of Stress
Coping and Adaptation
Normal and Abnormal Coping
Implications for Social Work Practice
Key Terms
Active Learning
Web Resources
Chapter 6. The Spiritual Person
Chapter Outline
Learning Objectives
The Spiritual Dimension
Theories of Spiritual Development
The Role of Spirituality in Social Work
Implications for Social Work Practice
Key Terms
Active Learning - Elizabeth Cramer
Web Resources
PART III THE MULTIPLE DIMENSIONS OF ENVIRONMENT
Chapter 7. The Physical Environment
Chapter Outline
Learning Objectives
Theories of Human Behavior and the Physical Environment
The Natural Environment
The Built Environment
Place Attachment
Homelessness
Accessible Environments for Persons With Disabilities
Implications for Social Work Practice
Key Terms
Active Learning
Web Resources
Chapter 8. Cultures
Chapter Outline
Learning Objectives
What Is Culture?
Theories of Culture
Major Concepts in the Study of Culture
Ethnocentrism and Cultural Relativism
Culture and Power
Genes and Culture
Digital Culture
How Culture Changes
Implications for Social Work Practice
Key Terms
Active Learning
Web Resources
Chapter 9. Social Structure and Social Institutions: Global and National
Chapter Outline
Learning Objectives
Patterns of Social Life
Contemporary Trends in Global and U.S. Social Institutions
Theories of Social Inequality
Implications for Social Work Practice
Key Terms
Active Learning
Web Resources
Chapter 10. Families
Chapter Outline
Learning Objectives
Family Defined
The Family in Historical Perspective
Theoretical Perspectives for Understanding Families
Diversity in Family Life
Challenges to Family Life
Implications for Social Work Practice
Key Terms
Active Learning
Web Resources
Chapter 11. Small Groups
Chapter Outline
Learning Objectives
Small Groups in Social Work
Dimensions of Group Structure
Group Composition
Basic Group Processes
Interdisciplinary Teams and Leadership
Implications for Social Work Practice
Key Terms
Active Learning
Web Resources
Chapter 12. Formal Organizations
Chapter Outline
Learning Objectives
A Definition of Formal Organizations
Perspectives on Formal Organizations
Burnout: A Negative Organizational Outcome
Social Work and Formal Organizations
Social Work Leadership in Formal Organizations
Culturally Sensitive Care Systems
Implications for Social Work Practice
Key Terms
Active Learning
Web Resources
Chapter 13. Communities
Chapter Outline
Learning Objectives
A Definition of Community
Territorial Community and Relational Community
Social Workers and Communities: Our History
Theoretical Approaches to Community
Social Workers and Communities: Contemporary Issues
Implications for Social Work Practice
Key Terms
Active Learning
Web Resources
Chapter 14. Social Movements
Chapter Outline
Learning Objectives
A Definition of Social Movements
Social Movements and the History of Social Work
Perspectives on Social Movements
Social Movement Outcomes
Social Movement Trends
Social Movements and Contemporary Social Work
Implications for Social Work Practice
Key Terms
Active Learning
Web Resources
Glossary
References
Index
About the Author
About the Contributors

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