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Human Behavior in the Social Environment A Social Systems Approach

ISBN-10: 0202364003
ISBN-13: 9780202364001
Edition: 6th 2010
Authors: Irl E. Carter
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Book details

List price: $37.95
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Transaction Publishers
Publication date: 4/20/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 325
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

This text serves as a template of the concentric circles of human behaviour, with chapters on fields of behaviour, starting with the person and ranging outward to culture and society. Abundent examples from practice and from behavioural patterns are drawn from the social sciences, topical events, literature and the author's experiences.

Acknowledgments
Introduction to the Sixth Edition
Introduction
Social Systems Theory
Introduction Providing Meaning to Theory
Essence and Ancestry: The Atomistic/Holistic continuum
Energy/Information:The Necessary Element
The Four Basic Energy Functions
Organization:The Sufficient Element
Causation, Feedback Loops, and Chaos Theory
Conclusion
Suggested Readings
Literary Sources
Films and Videos
Aspects of Social Systems
Introduction: Energy-Evolutionary, Structural, and Behavioral
Evolution of Social Systems: The Interplay of Change and Maintenance
Structural Characteristics
Behavioral Aspects of Social Systems
Addendum: Philosophy, Practice, and Praxis
Conclusion
Suggested Readings
Literary Sources
Film, Video, and Play
Culture and Society
Introduction
Species and Culture: Unique Aspects of the Human Species
Analytic Dimensions of Culture: Qualities of a Society
Conclusion
Suggested Readings
Literary Sources
Films and Videos
Communities
Introduction
Commmunity as System
Definition of Community
The Community in Critical Condition
Conclusion
Suggested Readings
Literary Sources
Films and Videos
Organizations
Introduction
Theories of Organization
The Systems Model of Organizations
Conclusion
Suggested Readings
Literary Sources
Films and Videos
Organizations
Introduction
Theories of Organization
The Systems Model of Organizations
Conclusion
Suggested Readings
Literary Sources
Films and Videos
Groups
Introduction
Types of Groups
Dimensions of Groups
Aspects of Group as System
Conclusion
Suggested Readings
Literary Sources
Films and Videos
Families
Introduction
Approaches to Family Analysis
A Social Systems View of Families
Summary
Suggested Readings
Literary Sources
Films and Videos
The Person
Theoretical Approaches
The Critical Phases of the Life cycle
Conclusion
Suggested Readings
Literary Sources
Films and Videos
Appendices
Paolo Freire
Edith Stein
Bibliography
Glossary
Name Index
Subject Index

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