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Human Behavior and the Social Environment, 5/e, explores, compares, and contrasts both traditional and alternative models in examining human behavior and the social environment. 

 

This text 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, and MySocialWorkLab provides activities and supports the mastery of CSWE's core competencies through activities, tests,  an extensive library of videos and cases, and much more.

Table of Contents

Preface.

1. Human Behavior and the Social Environment (HBSE) and Paradigms Purposes, Foundations, and Assumptions.

Purposes of Social Work.

Paradigms and Social Work.

Paradigms and History.

Social Work History: Science and Art.

Paradigm Shift, Social Work, and Social Change.

Paradigms: Culture, Ethnicity, and Race.

2. Traditional and Alternative Paradigms.

Dimensions of Traditional and Dominant Paradigms.

Dimensions of Alternative/Possible Paradigms.

Interpretive/Intuitive/Subjective/Qualitative: Ways of Knowing.

Feminisms.

Diversities.

Interrelated/Personal/Integrative.

Oppressions.

3. Paradigm Thinking and Social Work Knowledge for Practice.

Topics Addressed in This Chapter:

Tools and Terms for Thinking About Thinking.

Tools for Social Workers: Theories for Practice.

Traditional Theoretical Approaches.

Mid-range Theoretical Approaches.

Alternative Theoretical Approaches.

Strengths-Based Perspective.

Wellness.

Empowerment.

Cultural Competence.

Transpersonal/Spiritual Approaches.

Alternative Extensions of Systems Approaches.

Chaos/Complexity.

Gaia.

4. Traditional/Dominant Perspectives on Individuals.

Topics Addressed in This Chapter.

Critiques of Traditional Stage-Based Theories of Individual development.

Developmental Perspectives: Commonality and Diversity.

Normal and Abnormal: Traditional and Alternative Perspectives.

Traditional Notions of Intelligence.

Developmental Paradigms and Social Work.

Developmental Paradigms: The Traditional and the Possible (Alternatives).

Traditional and Dominant Developmental Theories.

Freud.

Piaget.

Kohlberg.

Erikson.

Levinson: Adult Development.

Disengagement Theory of Aging.

Resiliency Theory and Aging.

Traditional Developmental Theories and Multiracial People.

Themes Regarding People of Color in Traditional Developmental Approaches.

5. Alternative and Possible Perspectives on Individuals.

Alternative and Possible Developmental Theories.

Identity Development.

Spirituality and Development.

Focus: People of Color.

Focus: Whiteness/White Identity.

Focus: Women.

Focus: Sexual Orientation.

Focus: Persons with Disabilities.

Focus: Men.

6. Perspectives on Familiness.

Familiness.

Social Work and Families.

(SEHB): The Social Environment and Family.

Approaches to Understanding Familiness.

Traditional Models.

The Alternative/Possible.

Focus: People of Color.

Focus: Women.

Focus: Sexual Orientation.

Focus: Spirituality/Belief Systems and Families.

7. Perspectives on Groups.

Definitions.

Historical Perspective.

Traditional and Alternative Perspectives.

8. Perspectives on Organizations.

Historical Perspectives on Organizations.

Basic Concepts/Definitions.

Types of Organizations.

Technology, Organizations, and Social Policy.

Traditional Paradigms.

Alternative Paradigms.

9. Perspectives on Community(ies).

Historical Perspectives on Community.

Defining Community.

Traditional Perspectives.

Alternative Perspectives on Community.

Nonplace Community.

10. Global Perspectives and Theories.

Historical Perspectives on International Social Work.

SEHB: A Global Context.

Family and Global Issues: Immigration.

Immigrants and Oppression/Discrimination.

Impact of Immigration on Families.

Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780205842520
Subtitle:
Shifting Paradigms in Essential Knowledge for Social Work Practice, Books a la Carte Edition
Publisher:
Pearson
Author:
Schriver, Joe M.
Subject:
Services & Welfare
Subject:
Sociology | Social Work
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20100528
Binding:
Loose-leaf book
Language:
English
Pages:
576
Dimensions:
10 x 7.8 x 1 in 975 gr

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