Human Behavior and the Social Environment: Macro Level: Groups, Communities, and Organizations

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Human Behavior and the Social Environment: Macro Level: Groups, Communities, and Organizations

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Each person is a unique individual, yet we all are also defined by groups - those we belong to and those we are excluded from, voluntarily or involuntarily. In the second half of the Human Behavior and the Social Environment sequence, Katherine van Wormer, Fred Besthorn, and Thomas Keefe take a stimulating new approach to exploring this macro view of humanity and demonstrating how each component of society, from the single person to the sprawling organization, is part of a dynamic whole. Their collaboration has produced a remarkable volume that will help students recognize and consider interactions between and among individuals and social systems, and thereby develop into truly effective social workers.

*Outlines theoretical concepts and practice implications in each chapter *Highlights the importance of the natural environment and ecology - the "community of the earth" - to human and group behavior *Sets forth a refined understanding of the role of spirituality - the "community of faith" - in people's lives *Focuses on evidence-based theory and research *Teaches from a global, cross-cultural perspective, highlighting themes of empowerment and social justice *Features dynamic readings and personal narratives that highlight each chapter's topic *Accompanied by an online instructor's manual with Power Points for lecture presentations, chapter summaries, key terms, suggested classroom activities, and a test bank with essay and multiple choice questions--From the publisher.

Keywords

Social ecology -- Textbooks; Human behavior -- Textbooks; Social psychology -- Textbooks;

Document Type

Book

ISBN

9780195187540

Publication Date

2007

Publisher

Oxford University Press

City

Oxford; New York

Department

Department of Social Work

Comments

First Edition

Object Description

xii, 309 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm

Language

EN

Human Behavior and the Social Environment: Macro Level: Groups, Communities, and Organizations

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