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Applied Human Behavior in the Social Environment

By Brad W. Lundahl, Grafton Hull

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Jan 7, 2014

Description

Broadens understanding of the human condition

 

Human Behavior in the Social Environment provides a foundation of understanding that will help future social workers assist others. Students will gain a broad understanding of human functioning and will learn strategies for helping individuals, families, and groups’ well being. This title includes coverage of theories and research on the many influences on human well-being and human suffering in order for readers to apply the material later in their careers. Readers will learn how understanding the human condition helps social workers enhance the lives of individuals, families, and others.


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.

Table of Contents

In This Section:

I) Brief Table of Contents

II) Detailed Table of Contents

 


 

I) Brief Table of Contents

 

PART ONE: Methods for Understanding Human Behavior in the Social Environment

Chapter 1.     Social Work and Human Behavior

Chapter 2.     Examining the Human Experience

Chapter 3.     Methods for Understanding Influences on Human Behavior

 

PART TWO: Human Behavior in the Social EnvironmentChapter 4.  Biological Influences on Human Behavior: Physical Development

Chapter 5.     Biological Influences on Human Behavior: Central Nervous System  

Chapter 6.     Biological Influences on Human Behavior: Health and Sickness

Chapter 7.     Cognitive Influences on Human Behavior 

Chapter 8.     Social Influences on Human Behavior

Chapter 9.     Emotional Influences on Human Behavior

Chapter 10.    Gender and Sexuality Influence on Human Behavior

Chapter 11.    Major Life Phases Influencing Human Behavior: Childhood

Chapter 12.    Major Life Phases Influencing Human Behavior: Adolescence

Chapter 13.    Major Life Phases Influence Human Behavior: Adulthood

Chapter 14.    Family Influences on Human Behavior 

Chapter 15.    Cultural Influences on Human Behavior

Chapter 16.    Immigration Influences on Human Behavior

Chapter 17.    Trauma and Abuse Influence Human Behavior

Chapter 18.    Socially Deviant Behavior

Chapter 19.    Poverty and Class Influences on Human Behavior

Chapter 20.    Mental Health and Mental Illness as Influences on Human Behavior

Chapter 21.    Discrimination Influences on Human Behavior

 

PART THREE: Theories of Intervention for Human Behavior in the Social Environment

Integrative Framework 

Psychoanalytic-Based Approaches

Behavioral Theories 

Cognitive Behavioral Theories 

Person-Centered and Motivational Interviewing Approaches

Systemic THEORY

Multicultural Feminist and Gender-Sensitive Theories  

 


II) Detailed Table of Contents

 

PART ONE: Methods for Understanding Human Behavior in the Social Environment

Chapter 1.     Social Work and Human Behavior

Using a Multidimensional Frame for Understanding the Human Condition

Value of Understanding the Human Condition

What Social Workers Do: Common Activities

Structure of the Text

 

Chapter 2.     Examining the Human Experience

Understanding Human Functioning            

Associations, Causation, and Bi-Directional Effects

         

Chapter 3.     Methods for Understanding Influences on Human Behavior

Knowledge Has Value         

Sources of Knowledge

Generalization Versus Case Specific

Critical Thinking

Variability and Social Work

Five Goals of Science

 

PART TWO: Human Behavior in the Social EnvironmentChapter 4.  Biological Influences on Human Behavior: Physical Development

Biology and the Human Condition             

Physical Development During Stages of Life                  

Pregnancy    

Biological Influences Beyond Pregnancy and Birth 

Midlife from a Biological Perspective

Biological Factors Influencing Late Life

Life Expectancy

         

Chapter 5.     Biological Influences on Human Behavior: Central Nervous System  


Information Processing Models                

Central Nervous System     

Medications Influencing the Human Condition       

Brain Structure and Function         

The Brain

                  

Chapter 6.     Biological Influences on Human Behavior: Health and Sickness


Health Defined

Major Systems of the Human Body

The Impact of Health as an Independent and Dependent Variable                  

Health Disparity 

Social Work and Biological Health 

Organization of Health Care interventions  

         

Chapter 7.     Cognitive Influences on Human Behavior 

Learning

Psychological and Behavioral Theories of Learning

Social Learning Theory

Education

Intelligence             

Cultural Bias in Assessing Mental Ability

Stage Models of Cognitive Development by Age 

         

Chapter 8.     Social Influences on Human Behavior

Personality             

Identity Formation   

Socializing Forces              

Moral Development

                    

Chapter 9.     Emotional Influences on Human Behavior

Social Work and Emotions

Emotions as Independent and Dependent Variables

Emotions Defined

Determinants of Emotions            

Temperament         

Emotional Regulation

Emotional Intelligence 

Mental Illness

Happiness and Positive Psychology    


Chapter 10.   Gender and Sexuality Influence on Human Behavior

Sex Differentiation 

Sexual Maturation

Puberty

Gender Identity                   

Sexual Orientation               

Expression of Sex Across the Lifetime                  

Sexual Dysfunction              

Sexual Disorders

                            

Chapter 11.   Major Life Phases Influencing Human Behavior: Childhood

Childhood Defined

Major Influences on Childhood

Children and Play

Physical Health and Childhood

                            

Chapter 12.   Major Life Phases Influencing Human Behavior: Adolescence

Identity

Preparing for Adulthood

Education

Relationships  

Risk Factors in Adolescence 

                            

Chapter 13.   Major Life Phases Influence Human Behavior: Adulthood

Relationships 

Education

Choosing a Career

Recreation

The Midlife Crisis and Middle Adulthood Issues      

Later Life

Retirement

Preparing for Death

Widowhood

 

Chapter 14.   Family Influences on Human Behavior 

Family Life Cycles

Separation from Family of Origin

Romance and Marriage       

Starting a Family               

Diversity in Families           

Parenting Styles      

Grandparenting       

Transitions

         

Chapter 15.   Cultural Influences on Human Behavior

Culture         

Race and Ethnicity

Religion and Spirituality

Discrimination and Ethnocentrism

Bilingualism

Media and Culture    

         

Chapter 16.   Immigration Influences on Human Behavior

Global Trends

Trends in the United States

Immigration

Acculturation

Language

Mental Health and Immigration

Health and Immigration

Social Work and Immigration

               

Chapter 17.   Trauma and Abuse Influence Human Behavior

Child Abuse: Definitions and Implications

Child Protective Systems and Child Welfare Systems      

Child Abuse: Out-of-Home Placements

Child Abuse: Transition to Adult Living Programs

Adult Victims of Trauma: Rape, Stalking, and Robbery    

Domestic Violence: Families, Survivors, and Perpetrators

Trauma Survivors: Disasters, Terrorism, and War

        


Chapter 18.   Socially Deviant Behavior

Socialization and Deviancy

Criminal Justice Systems and Social Work

Delinquency in Childhood and Adolescence

Gangs

School Shootings

Delinquency in Adulthood (Crimes Against Humanity and Society)

Sexual Abuse

Domestic Violence

Intervention Options

         

Chapter 19.   Poverty and Class Influences on Human Behavior

Defining and Measuring Poverty

Poverty and Well-Being

Resources

Family and Community Transmission

Cultural Influences

Housing

Homelessness

Healthcare

Education

Barriers and Boosters to Breaking the Cycle of Poverty

Policies that Promote and Forestall Poverty       


Chapter 20.   Mental Health and Mental Illness as Influences on Human Behavior

Mental Health

Mental Illness

Suicide

 

Chapter 21.   Discrimination Influences on Human Behavior

Typical Types of Discrimination

Social Work Values and Discrimination

Sexism

Racism

Ageism

Heterosexism

Ableism

Discrimination Against Religious Groups

 

References

Index

 

 

** Additional Chapters available through Pearson Custom Library and digitally integrated throughout in the eText**

 

PART THREE: Theories of Intervention for Human Behavior in the Social Environment

 


 

Integrative Framework


 

Guided Micro-Practice 

Theories: Roles and Development

Theories: Organize and Extend Knowledge and Guide Action

Micro-Practice: Theories of Intervention

         

Psychoanalytic-Based Approaches

Psychoanalytic Theory 

Evaluating Freud’s Overall Impact

Post-Freudian Approaches

Social Work and Psychodynamic Theory

         

Behavioral Theories


 

Behaviorism: Context and Goals

Explanations of Behavior: Classical Conditioning

Explanations of Behavior: Operant Conditioning

Social Learning Theory

Behaviorism’s Scope

Role of Environmental Factors

Mechanisms and Processes Linked to Change

Client’s Role in Social Work Interventions and the Therapeutic Alliance

Common Factors

Tested Effectiveness


 

 

Cognitive Behavioral Theories


 

Explanations of Behavior

Scope

Role of Environmental Factors

Mechanisms/Processes Linked to Change

Client Role

Role of Working Alliance or Therapeutic Relationship

Common Factors

Tested Effectiveness

Pragmatics: Cost Benefit Analysis   

 

Person-Centered and Motivational Interviewing Approaches


 

Humanism

Person-Centered Theory: Explanations of Behavior

Motivational Interviewing: Theory and Interventions  

         

Systemic Theory

Social Systems Theory

Family Systems Theory

Explanations of Behavior

Scope

Role of Environmental Factors

Mechanisms/Processes Linked to Change

Client Role

Role of Working Alliance or Therapeutic Relationship

Common Factors

Tested Effectiveness

Pragmatics: Cost Benefit Analysis

         


 

Multicultural Feminist and Gender-Sensitive Theories


 

Gender Differences in Research

Explanations of Behavior

Role of Environmental Factors

Multicultural Feminist Approaches to Intervention

Scope

Mechanisms/Processes Linked to Change

Client Role

Role of Working Alliance or Therapeutic Relationship

Common Factors

Tested Effectiveness

Pragmatics: Cost Benefit Analysis

 

Blending and Integrating

 

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