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Human Behavior in the Social Environment Theories for Social Work Practice

ISBN-10: 1118176944
ISBN-13: 9781118176948
Edition: 2012
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Description: This book is structured around theories of human behavior at the individual, family, group, and organizational level. Each chapter covers a different theoretical approach's historical  and conceptual origins, critiques, relevance to social work, and  More...

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Book details

List price: $55.00
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Canada, Limited
Publication date: 8/14/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 552
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.398
Language: English

This book is structured around theories of human behavior at the individual, family, group, and organizational level. Each chapter covers a different theoretical approach's historical  and conceptual origins, critiques, relevance to social work, and clinical applications. It provides an overview of the major theories for social work practice and covers:Respondent Learning TheoryOperant Learning TheoryCognitive Behavioral TheoryAttachment TheoryPsychosocial TheoryPerson-Centered TheoryGenetic TheoryEcosystems TheorySmall Group TheoryFamily Systems TheoryOrganizational Theory

Bruce Thyer is currently a Professor and former Dean with the College of Social Work at Florida State University.nbsp; Dr. Thyer spent the years 1987 - 2002 with the University of Georgia, where he earned the rank of Distinguished Research Professor.nbsp; He is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Board Certified Behavior Analyst.nbsp; In 2012 he was elected to the Social Work Academy of the National Academies of Practice. Dr. Thyer is the founder and current editor of one of social work's premier journals, RESEARCH ON SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE, and is the author of over 250 articles, 80 chapters and he had authored or edited over 25 professional books.nbsp; His research interests involve the promotion of evidence-based practice, evaluation research, applied behavior analysis, and social work theory.

Preface
Acknowledgments
About the Editors
Contributors
Human Behavior and the Social Environment: Exploring Conceptual Foundations
Scholarly and Professional Dilemmas Related to Human Behavior and the Social Environment
Development of the Human Behavior and Social Environment Construct
A Selection of Frameworks That Address Linkages Between Human Behavior and the Social Environment
Life Course Approach: An Application
The Social Environment: Key Concepts
Frameworks for Linking Knowledge to Practice
Conclusion
Key Terms
Review Questions for Critical Thinking
Online Resources
References
Respondent Learning Theory
Respondent Learning Processes
Naturally Occurring Examples of Respondent Learning in Real Life
Experimental Examples of Respondent Learning
Examples of Respondent Learning of Psychosocial Problems
Using Respondent Learning in Social Work Practice
Creating Conditioned Reactions
Philosophical Foundations of Respondent Learning
Key Terms
Review Questions for Critical Thinking
Online Resources
References
Operant Learning Theory
Historical and Conceptual Origins
Basic Theoretical Principles
Advanced Theoretical Principles
Recent Theoretical Developments
Relevance to Social Work Practice
Critiques of the Operant Learning Approach
Key Terms
Review Questions for Critical Thinking
Online Resources
References
Cognitive-Behavioral Theory
Relevance to Contemporary Practitioners
Overview of Cognitive-Behavioral Theory
Historical and Conceptual Origins
Basic Theoretical Principles
Advanced Theoretical Principles
Recent Theoretical Developments
Relevance to Social Work Practice
Evidence-Based Foundations
Critiques of This Approach
Key Terms
Review Questions for Critical Thinking
Online Resources
References
Attachment Theory
Historical and Conceptual Origins
Basic Theoretical Principles
Advanced Theoretical Principles
Recent Theoretical Developments
Relevance to Social Work Practice
Critiques of This Approach
Key Terms
Review Questions for Critical Thinking
Online Resources
References
Psychosocial Theory
Developmental Theory
Historical and Conceptual Origins
Basic Theoretical Principles
Advanced Theoretical Principles
Recent Theoretical Developments
Relevance to Social Work Practice
Evidence-Based Foundations: Erikson on Erikson
Critiques of This Approach
Key Terms
Review Questions for Critical Thinking
Online Resources
References
Person-Centered Theory
Historical and Conceptual Origins
Basic Theoretical Principles
Advanced Theoretical Principles
Recent Theoretical Developments
Relevance to Social Work
Assessment
Intervention
Evidence-Based Foundations
Critiques of This Approach
Key Terms
Review Questions for Critical Thinking
Online Resources
References
Genetic Theory
The Eukaryotic Cell
Chromosomes
Reproduction
Mitosis
Mendelian Genetics
The Process of Meiosis
Pedigrees
DNA and RNA
The Genetics of Gender
The Human Genome Project
Conclusion
Key Terms
Review Questions for Critical Thinking
Online Resources
References
Ecosystems Theory
The Ecosystems Perspective in Social Work
The Conceptual Roots of the Ecosystems Perspective
Evaluating the Ecosystems Perspective
Returning to the Science
Mapping Practice
Conclusion
Key Terms
Review Questions for Critical Thinking
Online Resources
References
Small Group Theory
Definitions
History and Conceptual Origins
Basic Theoretical Principles
Advanced Theoretical Principles
Recent Theoretical Developments
Relevance to Social Work Practice
Evidence-Based Foundations
Critiques of This Approach
Key Terms
Review Questions for Critical Thinking
Online Resources
References
Family Systems Theory
Historical and Conceptual Origins
Basic Theoretical Principles
Advanced Theoretical Principles
Recent Theoretical Developments
Relevance to Social Work Practice
Evidence-Based Foundations
Critiques of This Theory
Key Terms
Review Questions for Critical Thinking
Online Resources
References
Organizational Theory
Organizational Behavior
Historical and Conceptual Origins
Basic Theoretical Principles
Advanced Theoretical Principles
Recent Theoretical Developments
Relevance to Social Work Practice
Overall Social Work Demographics
Evidence-Based Foundations
Critiques of This Approach
Conclusion
Key Terms
Review Questions for Critical Thinking
Online Resources
References
The Potentially Harmful Effects of Theory in Social Work
Some Harmful Effects of Bad Theory
Where Can We Go From Here?
Conclusion
Key Terms
Review Questions for Critical Thinking
Online Resources
References
Author Index
Subject Index

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