These books break down the core content along three primary dimensions: Person, Environment and Time. This book covers the biological dimension (person) and the social factors (environment) that impact human development and behavior.
Changes to this edition include the following:
- Introduction to a new critical thinking/ethical decision-making feature to help students think critically how content can be applied to practice situations
- New and updated case material
- New topical coverage such as greater emphasis on diversity, EBP, positive psychology, mindfulness, international and political changes in the social environment, postmodern theories, and information technology
- Updated photos that complement key ideas in the text
- Revised and enhanced student and instructor ancillary materials
- Stylistic design changes for a thinner, sleeker book.
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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 currently lives in Rancho Mirage, California where she is active in environmental justice issues facing farm workers in East Coachella Valley.
PART I: A MULTIDIMENSIONAL APPROACH FOR MULTIFACETED SOCIAL WORK 1. Setting the Stage: A Multidimensional Approach Key Ideas Case Study: Manisha's Quest for Dignity and Purpose Social Work's Purpose and Approach: Human and Community Well-being 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 Implications for Social Work Practice Key Terms Active Learning Web Resources 2. Theoretical Perspectives on Human Behavior Key Ideas Case Study: Intergenerational Stresses in the McKinley Family Multiple Perspectives for a Multidimensional Approach Systems Perspective Conflict Perspective Rational Choice Perspective Social Constructionist Perspective Psychodynamic Perspective Developmental Perspective Social Behavioral Perspective Humanistic Perspective The Merits of Multiple Perspectives Implications for Social Work Practice Key Terms Active Learning Web Resources PART II: THE MULTIPLE DIMENSIONS OF PERSON 3. The Biological Person Key Ideas Case Study 3.1: Cheryl's Brain Injury Case Study 3.2: A Diabetes Diagnosis for Bess Case Study 3.3: Melissa's HIV Diagnosis Case Study 3.4: Lifestyle Changes for Thomas Case Study 3.5: Max's Postpolio Syndrome Case Study 3.6: Juan and Belinda's Reproductive Health An Integrative Approach for Understanding the Intersection of Interior Biological Health and Illness and Exterior Environment Factors A Look at Six Interior Environment Systems Exterior Socioeconomic Environment/Interior Health Environment Implications for Social Work Practice Key Terms Active Learning Web Resources 4. The Psychological Person: Cognition, Emotion, and Self Key Ideas Case Study: Sheila's Difficult Transition to University Life Cognition and Emotion Theories of Cognition Theories of Emotion Cognitive/Emotional "Disorders" The Self Implications for Social Work Practice Key Terms Active Learning Web Resources 5. The Psychosocial Person: Relationships, Stress, and Coping Key Ideas Case Study: Sheila's Coping Strategies for College 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 Resources 6. The Spiritual Person Key Ideas Case Study 6.1: Caroline's Challenging Questions Case Study 6.2: Naomi's Health Crisis Case Study 6.3: Matthew's Faith Journey Case Study 6.4: Trudy's Search for the Sacred Case Study 6.5: Leon's Two Worlds Case Study 6.6: Jean Joseph's Serving the Spirits The Spiritual Dimension Transpersonal Theories of Human Development The Role of Spirituality in Social Work Implications for Social Work Practice Key Terms Active Learning Web Resources PART III: THE MULTIPLE DIMENSIONS OF ENVIRONMENT 7. The Physical Environment Key Ideas Case Study: Ben Watson's Changing Experience with the Physical Environment Theories about the Relationship Between the Physical Environment and Human Behavior The Natural Environment The Built Environment Place Attachment Homelessness Accessible Environments for Persons With Disabilities The Physical Environment and Human Behavior Across the Life Course Implications for Social Work Practice Key Terms Active Learning Web Resources 8. Culture Key Ideas Case Study: Stan and Tina at Community High School 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 Implications for Social Work Practice Key Terms Active Learning Web Resou