The fourth edition of Human Behavior in the Social Environment takes a life course perspective to give a concise, compact treatment of human behavior. This edition includes the DSM - 5, the 2015 EPAS competencies, and a new chapter that explores the future of social work and some of the emerging issues facing the profession.
The text also comes with a rich companion website that includes support materials and six unique cases that encourage students to learn by doing and to apply their knowledge of human behavior to best practices. Go to www.routledgesw.com to explore the cases and additional resources.
|Publisher:||Taylor & Francis|
|Product dimensions:||7.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.00(d)|
About the Author
Anissa Taun Rogers, PhD, MSW, MA, LCSW, is Professor of Social Work at the University of Portland in Portland, Oregon, where she serves as the Director of the Social Work Program. She teaches courses across the social work curriculum as well as courses on the body, gender, human sexuality, international social work, and suffering and death. She is also registered, with her dog, Sookie, as a pet therapy team, working primarily with older adults and hospice patients.
Before finding her way to social work, Dr. Rogers studied psychology, in which she earned undergraduate and graduate degrees. After receiving her MSW and PhD in social work, Dr. Rogers began her career in undergraduate social work education and clinical practice. In addition to teaching, her main clinical and research interests are gender, sexuality, gerontology, mental health, and end-of-life care.
Table of Contents
1 Human Behavior and the Social Work Profession 2 Lenses for Conceptualizing Problems and Interventions: The Person in the Environment 3 Lenses for Conceptualizing Problems and Interventions: Biopsychosocial Dimensions 4 Lenses for Conceptualizing Problems and Interventions: Sociocultural Dimensions 5 Lenses for Conceptualizing Problems and Interventions: Social Change Dimensions 6 Pre-Pregnancy and Prenatal Issues 7 Development in Infancy and Early Childhood 8 Development in Middle Childhood 9 Development in Adolescence 10 Development in Early Adulthood 11 Development in Middle Adulthood 12. Development in Late Adulthood 13. Looking Forward: Challenges and Opportunities for the Social Work Profession
What People are Saying About This
"I selected the Rogers book for my class after carefully reviewing nearly a dozen alternatives. The book strikes a nice balance between breadth and depth, allowing me to add supplemental readings without overwhelming students with too much content. My students find the book engaging and they like the use of case examples at the start of each chapter. I recommend this text to colleagues."
Paul T. Shattuck, Brown School of Social Work, Washington University in St. Louis
"Anissa Rogers’ Human Behavior in the Social Environment is an accessible and practical theory text. The case studies and practice examples, both in the book and on-line, provide students with meaningful insight into the use of theory in realistic social work practice settings. The text also provides students with regular opportunities to develop their critical thinking skills, including a discussion of the strengths and weaknesses of each theory and application questions for students to engage at the end of each chapter."
Christie Halvor, Social Work, Concordia University
"Bravo for Rogers’ highly readable, comprehensive exploration of human behavior, where lifespan and theory meet practice! Rich cases within the text and interactive website facilitate critical thinking, as students apply and critique assessments and leading edge interventions through the lens of a broad array of traditional and contemporary theoretical perspectives."
Teri Kennedy, Director, Office of Gerontological Social Work Initiatives, Arizona State University
"Dr. Rogers introduces theory in a matter students understand, and can apply in the field. Students find the case studies invaluable, as they challenge and capture some components of the core competencies, such as, critical thinking, diversity, theoretical frameworks, and assessment. The online resources accompanying the textbook are also excellent tools I have used in the classroom."
Belinda Bruster, Social Work, Florida Gulf Coast University