Human Behavior in the Social Environment (HBSE) is one of the first courses that social work students take. This book incorporates principles and findings from molecular biology, neuroscience, psychological, and sociocultural sciences in a coherent fashion. Filled with numerous pedagogical tools such as case studies, sidebars on Spotlight Topics, and Expert's Corner, this book integrates lifespan issues into each chapter. Its cell to society approach incorporates research from the natural and biological sciences and the social sciences to produce the most comprehensive and scientifically accurate account of empirical phenomena.
MICHAEL G. VAUGHN, PhD, is a Professor in the School of Social Work at Saint Louis University. MATT DeLISI, PhD, is a Professor in the Department of Sociology at Iowa State University. HOLLY C. MATTO, PhD, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Social Work at George Mason University.
Preface xv Human Behavior and the Core Competencies (EPAS) xix About the Authors xxiii CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCING THE CELL TO SOCIETY FRAMEWORK 1 CHAPTER 2 GENES AND BEHAVIOR 23 CHAPTER 3 STRESS AND ADAPTATION 43 CHAPTER 4 EMOTION 63 CHAPTER 5 EXECUTIVE FUNCTIONS 83 CHAPTER 6 TEMPERAMENT 103 CHAPTER 7 PERSONALITY 127 CHAPTER 8 COGNITION AND LEARNING 149 CHAPTER 9 SOCIAL EXCHANGE AND COOPERATION 171 CHAPTER 10 SOCIAL NETWORKS AND PSYCHOSOCIAL RELATIONS 195 CHAPTER 11 TECHNOLOGY 217 CHAPTER 12 THE PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT 237 CHAPTER 13 INSTITUTIONS 261 CHAPTER 14 BELIEF SYSTEMS AND IDEOLOGY 283 Glossary 309 References 319 Author Index 357 Subject Index 367