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Contemporary Human Behavior Theory

Contemporary Human Behavior Theory Author Susan P. Robbins
ISBN-10 9780205892983
Release 2011-12-22
Pages 512
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This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. Contemporary Human Behavior Theory: A Critical Perspective for Social Work, 3e approaches HBSE from a comparative theory perspective, providing coverage of the most current and contemporary theories as well as traditional theories. It includes contemporary developments in traditional lifespan theory, theories of political economy, and a separate chapter on transpersonal theory. Each chapter includes coverage of the research that supports a particular theory, an analysis of the validity of that research, and a discussion of updated “Contemporary Issues.” The text encourages students to develop critical thinking skills in analyzing and comparing theories.



Contemporary Human Behavior Theory

Contemporary Human Behavior Theory Author Susan P. Robbins
ISBN-10 0134779266
Release 2018-06-11
Pages 512
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Encourage students to think critically about social work practice with a multidisciplinary, theoretical approach Contemporary Human Behavior Theory: A Critical Perspective for Social Work Practice takes a multidisciplinary, theoretical approach to HBSE and provides a consistent analytical framework for readers to examine both traditional and contemporary theories. Students are encouraged to develop their critical-thinking skills as they explore each theory and analyze the social, ideological, and economic structures of society that impact individual problems. Each chapter includes coverage of the research that supports a particular theory, an analysis of the validity of that research, and a discussion of contemporary issues. Updated with material that is critical to social work practice today, the 4th Edition includes new cases with practice application exercises, and expanded content on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, and intersex (LGBTQI+) persons' development and empowerment.



Contemporary Human Behavior Theory

Contemporary Human Behavior Theory Author Susan P. Robbins
ISBN-10 0205033121
Release 2012
Pages 491
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ALERT: Before you purchase, check with your instructor or review your course syllabus to ensure that you select the correct ISBN. Several versions of Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products exist for each title, including customized versions for individual schools, and registrations are not transferable. In addition, you may need a CourseID, provided by your instructor, to register for and use Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products. Packages Access codes for Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products may not be included when purchasing or renting from companies other than Pearson; check with the seller before completing your purchase. Used or rental books If you rent or purchase a used book with an access code, the access code may have been redeemed previously and you may have to purchase a new access code. Access codes Access codes that are purchased from sellers other than Pearson carry a higher risk of being either the wrong ISBN or a previously redeemed code. Check with the seller prior to purchase. -- Contemporary Human Behavior Theory: A Critical Perspective for Social Work, 3e approaches HBSE from a comparative theory perspective, providing coverage of the most current and contemporary theories as well as traditional theories. It includes contemporary developments in traditional lifespan theory, theories of political economy, and a separate chapter on transpersonal theory. Each chapter includes coverage of the research that supports a particular theory, an analysis of the validity of that research, and a discussion of updated "Contemporary Issues." The text encourages students to develop critical thinking skills in analyzing and comparing theories.



Human Behavior Theory and Social Work Practice

Human Behavior Theory and Social Work Practice Author Roberta R. Greene
ISBN-10 9780202366531
Release 2011-12-31
Pages 345
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Human Behavior Theory and Social Work Practice remains a foundation work for those interested in the practice and teaching of social work. Roberta Greene covers theoretical areas and individual theorists including classical psychoanalytic thought, Eriksonian theory, Carl Rogers, cognitive theory, systems theory, ecological perspectives, social construction, feminism, and genetics. She discusses the historical context, its philosophical roots, and major assumptions of each theory. The general theme, which distinguishes this volume, is that the person-in-environment perspective has been a central influence in the formation of the profession's knowledge base, as well as its approach to practice. Greene provides perspective on how individuals and social systems interact. This book examines how social workers can use theory to shape social work practice by increasing his or her understanding of and potential for enhancing human well-being. Greene covers the relationship between human behavior theory and professional social work practice. She also explores the challenges and limitations of each theory and addresses the following issues: how the theory serves as a framework for social work practice; how the theory lends itself to an understanding of individual, family, group, community, or organizational behavior; what the implications are of the theory for social work interventions or practice strategies; and what role it proposes for the social worker as a change agent. Throughout the profession's history, social workers have turned to a number of theoretical approaches for the organizing concepts needed to define their practice base. The aims of social work--to improve societal conditions and to enhance social functioning of and between individuals, families, and groups--are put into action across all fields of practice and realized through a variety of methods in a range of settings. This third edition, completely revised, represents a fundamental contribution to the field, and like its predecessors, will be widely used as a basic text.



Case Studies in Social Work Practice

Case Studies in Social Work Practice Author Craig W. LeCroy
ISBN-10 9781118416228
Release 2014-01-14
Pages 432
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A practical approach to understanding social work concepts in action that integrates theory and practice In this updated edition of the classic social work text, students and instructors have access to real-world demonstrations of how social work theories and concepts can be applied in practice. The case studies in this book bridge the gap between the classroom and the field by allowing students to discover the when, why, and how of social work principles. Brief but comprehensive topic overviews are brought to life by case studies that apply general theories to the work of social work. Each of the book's nine sections cover an essential area of social work, encompassing the micro, mezzo, and macro levels Highly readable explanations are followed by 3-5 case studies relating theory to the living practice of real social workers Topics include Generalist Practice; Family Therapy, Treatment of Adults; and Diversity Approaching each topic from a variety of different theoretical bases, this essential text allow students to learn by concrete example, experiencing social work concepts as they are applied in the profession today.



Human Behavior in the Social Environment from an African American Perspective

Human Behavior in the Social Environment from an African American Perspective Author Letha A See
ISBN-10 9781136378232
Release 2013-04-03
Pages 358
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In Human Behavior in the Social Environment from an African American Perspective, leading black scholars come together to discuss complex human behavior problems faced by African Americans and to force the abandonment of conceptualization theories made without consideration of the Black experience. Challenging you to engage in different thinking and develop new theories for addressing the needs of African Americans, this book highlights the assets of black individuals, families, and communities and guides you through program interventions and public policies that strengthen and empower African Americans. You will learn to enhance your clients’coping strategies and resilience by factoring in their strengths rather than focusing on their weaknesses. Human Behavior in the Social Environment from an African American Perspective contextualizes community behavior patterns, gender roles, and changing contemporary identities to challenge your assumptions about African American culture and communities and convince you to rethink your intervention strategies and methods. To further help you fine-tune your service delivery, this book leads you through discussions on: help-seeking behaviors of young street males the association of sociocultural risk factors with suicides the use of emotive behavior therapy to help African Americans cope with the prospect of imminent death advocating for changes in institutions and systems which negatively impact the lives of the poor and the oppressed how social work has ignored one segment of the African American community--young girls in urban settings psychological consequences of coming of age in a hostile environment Social workers, community-based groups, policymakers, and other helping professionals owe it to their clients to shrug off culturally incompetent services and care. Using Human Behavior in the Social Environment from an African American Perspective as a guide, you will learn to redress your programs and policies with a sensitivity to the factors and mechanisms that maximize the buoyancy of disadvantaged groups over various stages of their life development.



Inside Out and Outside In

Inside Out and Outside In Author Joan Berzoff
ISBN-10 9781442236851
Release 2016-02-08
Pages 568
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Inside Out and Outside In has established itself as a foundational book for mental health practitioners in a variety of disciplines who work with clients in complex social environments. It is unique in its focus on the forces that shape people from within and also from their social worlds, with sensitivity to race, gender, sexuality, and class. The fourth edition features new material and revisions throughout while maintaining the respectful and accessible style for which the book is known. A new chapter on DSM-5 explains its history, social construction, and the most significant changes, such as the configurations of personality disorders and schizophrenia. A new chapter on Cognitive Behavioral Theory and Practice explains the rise in CBT practice, strengths and weaknesses in the approach, and how practitioners can weave it with other theories successfully. In addition to the new chapters, this edition contains new content on gay, lesbian, and transgender people; new case studies representing differences in age, class, culture, race, sexual orientation, and gender; examples on treating clients individually and in groups; new material on infant development; new research on neurobiology and mindfulness, such as mindfulness and survivor guilt; and more. The fourth edition of Inside Out and Outside In is an up-to-date and essential resource for mental health professionals and students practicing in today’s increasingly complex environment.



Issues for Debate in Social Policy

Issues for Debate in Social Policy Author CQ Researcher,
ISBN-10 9781483365961
Release 2014-05-27
Pages 464
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This collection of non-partisan reports focuses on 18 hot-button social policy issues written by award-winning CQ Researcher journalists. As an annual that comes together just months before publication, the volume is as current as possible. And because it’s CQ Researcher, the social policy reports are expertly researched and written, showing all sides of an issue. Chapters follow a consistent organization, exploring three issue questions, then offering background, current context, and a look ahead, as well as featuring a pro/con debate box. All issues include a chronology, bibliography, photos, charts, and figures.



Social Welfare Policy and Advocacy

Social Welfare Policy and Advocacy Author Bruce S. Jansson
ISBN-10 9781483377902
Release 2015-03-04
Pages 512
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Social Welfare Policy and Advocacy: Advancing Social Justice through 8 Policy Sectors provides the first framework that links micro, mezzo, and macro policy advocacy, demonstrating how each type can be used to promote social justice in health, gerontology, safety net, child welfare, education, immigrants/global, mental health, and criminal justice sectors. Author Bruce S. Jansson identifies seven core problems within each sector as well as the skills social workers need, the challenges they face, and the interventions they can use at each level of advocacy. Integrated vignettes, video clips, and robust resources underscore the text's hands-on, advocacy approach. Relevant to many Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS) including policy practice, the book is designed for policy foundation courses.



Field Instruction

Field Instruction Author David Royse
ISBN-10 9781478636083
Release 2017-06-12
Pages 256
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Using their proven question and answer format, the latest edition of Field Instruction retains the authors’ established approach and paves the way for students to move out of the classroom and into their internships. Pragmatic suggestions and ways to troubleshoot potential problems in their practicum guide students to the successful completion of their field experience. New or expanded topics include CSWE’s 2015 Competencies and Associated Behaviors, social media, electronic medical records, cultural competence, suicide, domestic violence, child and elder abuse, and professional behavior. Many new, topically relevant, suggested readings have been added throughout the text. This accessible guide begins by addressing questions about partnering with local service agencies and preparing for the first interview before it delves into juggling responsibilities and practical problems such as assessing the needs of diverse clients. The authors integrate classroom knowledge and real-world settings by providing case examples, critical thinking questions, and exercises throughout the text. Each chapter’s coverage is linked to CSWE’s 2015 Competencies and Behaviors. End-of chapter practice tests gauge mastery of chapter content. These outstanding features augment students’ understanding of different aspects of social work and challenge them to think about how they would react to real-life experiences in the field.



Primer for Critiquing Social Research

Primer for Critiquing Social Research Author Michael J. Holosko
ISBN-10 0495007749
Release 2006
Pages 73
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Critique social research with ease with PRIMER FOR CRITIQUING SOCIAL RESEARCH: A STUDENT GUIDE! In a simple, hands-on manner, this text helps you develop the analytical tools and critical thinking skills you need to successfully critique social research. Critiquing is made easy with a book-specific website which offers frequently asked questions, an evaluation template, and other information about the text and its use.



Human Behavior and the Social Environment

Human Behavior and the Social Environment Author Joan Granucci Lesser
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105122846434
Release 2007
Pages 536
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This comprehensive text integrates multiple dimensions of the human experience in a reader-friendly style and provides the interface between developmental theory and practice. Human Behavior and the Social Environment, 1/e, introduces and incorporates current research on the biological, psychological, socio-cultural, and spiritual dimensions of human behavior throughout the life-cycle. The authors provide an appropriate focus on contemporary perspectives that are central to the practice of social work, such as trauma, neurobiological underpinnings of behavior, chronic illness and disability. They pay particular attention to models of racial, ethnic, class, gender and gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender identity development; to the influences of gender, sexual orientation, social class, race and culture on family structure and function, and to issues pertinent to a variety of post-modern family forms. The text explores macro influences of groups, communities and organizations in individual chapters. It also contains a chapter on social welfare policy that examines the impact of specific policies at each stage of the life-cycle and paves the way for new directions in research and future directions in policy and practice. Any market interested in a comprehensive text that integrates the multiple dimensions of the human experience in a reader-friendly style and provides the interface between developmental theory and practice.



Engaging Social Welfare

Engaging Social Welfare Author Mark J. Stern
ISBN-10 9780133833331
Release 2014-01-08
Pages 336
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Examines how social workers can influence policy through practice. This title is also available as a more affordable e-book with embedded media to illustrate key concepts. Engaging Social Welfare: An Introduction to Policy Analysis explains the clash between political and economic forces that shape social welfare policy and how social workers can influence policy through their practice. Students will learn how social workers can impact policy in ways that may not feel like policymaking, such as reducing the impact of law on their clients, or figuring out a more efficient and effective way to delivery a service. This titleprovides readers with the knowledge and set of competencies needed to translate the phrase policy practice into meaningful action and the understanding that every social worker is a policymaker. Connecting Core Competencies Series - This title is part of the Connecting Core Competencies Series, designed to guide students in becoming skilled at the Council on Social Work's core competencies. Each chapter reflects and integrates the latest CSWE competency standards (EPAS). End-of-chapter assessment reinforces this integration. Instructors, visit pearsonhighered.com/etextbooks to register for your digital examination copy, or contact your Pearson Representative to learn more.



Child Development

Child Development Author Rosalyn H. Shute
ISBN-10 9781317665076
Release 2015-05-15
Pages 310
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Child Development: Theories and Critical Perspectives provides an engaging and perceptive overview of both well-established and recent theories in child and adolescent psychology. This unique summary of traditional scientific perspectives alongside critical post-modern thinking will provide readers with a sense of the historical development of different schools of thought. The authors also place theories of child development in philosophical and cultural contexts, explore links between them, and consider the implications of theory for practice in the light of the latest thinking and developments in implementation and translational science. Early chapters cover mainstream theories such as those of Piaget, Skinner, Freud, Maccoby and Vygotsky, whilst later chapters present interesting lesser-known theorists such as Sergei Rubinstein, and more recent influential theorists such as Esther Thelen. The book also addresses lifespan perspectives and systems theory, and describes the latest thinking in areas ranging from evolutionary theory and epigenetics, to feminism, the voice of the child and Indigenous theories. The new edition of Child Development has been extensively revised to include considerable recent advances in the field. As with the previous edition, the book has been written with the student in mind, and includes a number of useful pedagogical features including further reading, discussion questions, activities, and websites of interest. Child Development: Theories and Critical Perspectives will be essential reading for students on advanced courses in developmental psychology, education, social work and social policy, and the lucid style will also make it accessible to readers with little or no background in psychology.



Just Practice

Just Practice Author Janet L. Finn
ISBN-10 1578790468
Release 2003-01-01
Pages 452
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This book introduces a new, integrated framework for social work theory and practice that builds upon five key themes: meaning, context, power, history, and possibility. Its central focus, a social justice approach to social work, reflects the Council on Social Work Education's (CSWE) call to better integrate themes of social justice and diversity, and social science knowledge into the theory and practice of social work. The text prepares students for participatory approaches to engagement, teaching-learning, action, accompaniment, evaluation, critical reflection, and celebration, the seven core processes of the Just Practice Framework. Linkages among practice, research, and policy are integrated throughout the text. The book prepares social workers to engage in new forms of collaborative assessment, planning, intervention, and institution building that 21st century practice demands. A series of reflection and action exercises are included throughout the text. They provide opportunity for creative thought and action, bring class participants together in collaborative learning, and contribute to the practitioner's tool kit for future social 'justice' work. Well suited as a primary text for courses in multilevel social work practice at the graduate and advanced undergraduate levels.



Essentials of Human Behavior

Essentials of Human Behavior Author Elizabeth D. Hutchison
ISBN-10 9781483377735
Release 2016-08-11
Pages 672
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Essentials of Human Behavior combines Elizabeth D. Hutchison’s two-volume Dimensions of Human Behavior to present a multidimensional framework for understanding human behavior. Integrating person, environment, and the life course, this best-selling text leverages its hallmark case studies and balanced breadth and depth of coverage to help readers apply theory and general social work knowledge to unique practice situations. Now in four color and available with an interactive eBook, the Second Edition features a streamlined organization, the latest research, and original SAGE video to provide the most engaging introduction available to human behavior.



Dimensions of Human Behavior

Dimensions of Human Behavior Author Elizabeth D. Hutchison
ISBN-10 9781483355757
Release 2014-09-02
Pages 576
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In this Fifth Edition of her acclaimed text, Elizabeth D. Hutchison uses her multidimensional framework to examine the influences that can impact human behavior across time. Thoroughly updated to reflect the most recent developments in the field, the book weaves its hallmark case studies with the latest innovations in theory and research to provide a comprehensive and global perspective on all the major developmental life stages, from conception through very late adulthood. The companion text, Dimensions of Human Behavior: Person and Environment, Fifth Edition, examines the multiple dimensions of person and environment and their impact on individual and collective behavior. Together, these two texts provide the most comprehensive coverage available for Human Behavior courses. Order the books together with bundle ISBN: 978-1-4833-8097-1. “Overall, I believe Elizabeth Hutchison has done an outstanding job in addressing the unique biopsychosocial aspects associated with each stage of development along the life course.” —David Skiba, Niagara University “The explicit focus on and reiteration of social work competencies throughout is particularly impressive and helps students preparing for licensure to draw concrete connections between the knowledge in the text and what they will be expected to know.” —Jamie Mitchell, Wayne State University “The use of cases and questions offered the connection to context that we were looking for.” —Gwenelle S. O’Neal, West Chester University “Great introductory textbook covering material related to Human Behavior in the Social Environment at an appropriate depth and breadth.” —Lisa M. Shannon, Morehead State University