Dimensions of Human Behavior: Person and Environment presents a current and comprehensive examination of human behavior using a multidimensional framework. Author Elizabeth D. Hutchison explores the biological dimension and the social factors that affect human development and behavior, encouraging readers to connect their own personal experiences with social trends in order to recognize the unity of person and environment. Aligned with the 2015 curriculum guidelines set forth by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), the substantially updated Sixth Edition includes a greater emphasis on culture and diversity, immigration, neuroscience, and the impact of technology. Twelve new case studies illustrate a balanced breadth and depth of coverage to help readers apply theory and general social work knowledge to unique practice situations.
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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 StudiesPrefaceAcknowledgmentsPART I A MULTIDIMENSIONAL APPROACH FOR MULTIFACETED SOCIAL WORKChapter 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 ResourcesChapter 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 ResourcesPART II THE MULTIPLE DIMENSIONS OF PERSON - Joseph WalshChapter 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 ResourcesChapter 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 ResourcesChapter 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 ResourcesChapter 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 ResourcesPART III THE MULTIPLE DIMENSIONS OF ENVIRONMENTChapter 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 ResourcesChapter 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 ResourcesChapter 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 ResourcesChapter 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 ResourcesChapter 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 ResourcesChapter 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 ResourcesChapter 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 ResourcesChapter 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 ResourcesGlossaryReferencesIndexAbout the AuthorAbout the Contributors