Dimensions of Human Behavior: Person and Environment (5th Revised edition)

Dimensions of Human Behavior: Person and Environment (5th Revised edition)

By: Elizabeth D. Hutchison (author)Paperback

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In this Fifth Edition of her acclaimed text, Elizabeth D. Hutchison uses her multidimensional framework (person, environment, and time) as a way to effectively organize human behavior theory course material in a meaningful way for students. Thoroughly updated to reflect recent developments in the field, the book provides a comprehensive and readable global perspective on the person and environment construct, weaving powerful case studies with recent innovations in theory and research. The book identifies multiple dimensions of both person and environment and draws on ongoing scientific inquiry, both conceptual and empirical, to examine their dynamic interaction in the production of human behavior.

About Author

Elizabeth D. Hutchison, MSW, PhD, received her MSW from the George Warren Brown School of Social Work at Washington University in St. Louis and her PhD 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.


Case Studies Preface Acknowledgments Part I: A Multidimensional Approach for Multifaceted Social Work Chapter 1. Human Behavior: A Multidimensional Approach Human Behavior: Individual and Collective A Multidimensional Approach Diversity, Inequality, and the Pursuit of Social Justice: A Global Perspective Knowing and Doing Scientific Knowledge: Theory and Research A Word of Caution Chapter 2. Theoretical Perspectives on Human Behavior Multiple Perspectives for a Multidimensional Approach Systems Perspective Conflict Perspective Exchange and Choice Perspective Social Constructionist Perspective Psychodynamic Perspective Developmental Perspective Social Behavioral Perspective Humanistic Perspective The Merits of Multiple Perspectives Part II: The Multiple Dimensions of Person Chapter 3: The Biological Person An Integrative Approach for Understanding the Intersection of Interior (Proximal) Biological Health and Illness and Exterior (Distal) Environmental Factors A Look at Six Interior (Proximal) Environment Systems Exterior (Distal) Socioeconomic Environment and Interior (Proximal) Health Environment Chapter 4: The Psychological Person: Cognition, Emotion, and Self Cognition and Emotion Theories of Cognition Theories of Emotion Cognitive/Emotional "Disorders" The Self Chapter 5: The Psychosocial Person: Relationships, Stress, and Coping The Self in Relationships The Concept of Stress Coping and Adaptation Normal and Abnormal Coping Chapter 6: The Spiritual Person The Spiritual Dimension Transpersonal Theories of Human Development The Role of Spirituality in Social Work Part III. The Multiple Dimensions of Environment Chapter 7: The Physical Environment Human Behavior and the Physical Environment The Natural Environment The Built Environment Place Attachment Homelessness Accessible Environments for Persons With Disabilities Chapter 8: Culture The Challenge of Defining Culture Traditional Understandings of Culture and Variation in Human Behavior Contemporary/Postmodern Understandings of Culture and Variation in Human Behavior A Postmodern, Holistic Application of Culture The Meaning of Culture Chapter 9: Social Structure and Social Institutions: Global and National Patterns of Social Life Contemporary Trends in Global and U.S. Social Institutions Theories of Social Inequality Chapter 10: Families Family Defined The Family in Historical Perspective Theoretical Perspectives for Understanding Families Diversity in Family Life Challenges to Family Life Chapter 11: Small Groups Small Groups in Social Work Dimensions of Group Structure Group Composition Basic Group Processes Interdisciplinary Teams and Leadership Chapter 12: Formal Organizations 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 Chapter 13: Communities 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 Chapter 14: Social Movements 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 References Glossary Index About the Author About the Contributors

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  • ISBN13: 9781483303918
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 624
  • ID: 9781483303918
  • weight: 1100
  • ISBN10: 1483303918
  • edition: 5th Revised edition

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