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Human Behavior and Social Environments A Biopsychosocial Approach

ISBN-10: 0231112807

ISBN-13: 9780231112802

Edition: 2001

Authors: Dennis Saleebey

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This text aims to show that there are many ways of knowing, methods of inquiry, and perspectives that can guide one's understanding of human behaviour. It encourages the development of critical thinking as opposed to memorisation of theories.
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Book details

List price: $80.00
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 8/20/2001
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 459
Size: 6.69" wide x 9.06" long x 1.31" tall
Weight: 1.892
Language: English

Dennis Saleebey is a professor at the School of Social Welfare and chair of the Ph.D. program at the University of Kansas. He is the author of The Strengths Perspective in Social Work Practice, Third Edition.

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Philosophical Principles
Conceptual Frameworks
Integrative Themes
Paradigms, Postmodernism, and Possibilities
M and M Dialogue
Meaning-Making
Self
Culture
Story, Connection, Ritual, and Myth
Conclusion
M and M Dialogue
Strengths and Resilience
Strengths and Resilience: Images of Altruism and Humanity
Conclusion
M and M Dialogue
Biopsychosocial Understanding
Human Nature and the Human Condition
Genes and Experience: The Case of Temperament
The Brain and Behavior: The Biopsychosocial View
Conclusion
M and M Dialogue
Nature and Nurture, Neurons and Narratives: Putting it all Together
Nature and Nurture: How Necessary Are Parents?
Neurons and Narratives: A Biopsychosocial Understanding of Mental Illness
Conclusion
M and M Dialogue
Theories: Part 1
The Elements of Theory
Part/Whole Analysis
Psychodynamic Theory
M and M Dialogue
Theories: Part II
Ecological Theory
Cognitive Theory
Radical/Critical Theory
Conclusion
M and M Dialogue
Person/Environment, Part I: Families--The Variety of Us
The Family and Society Today: What's Up?
What Are Families For?
What Is a Family?
Family Resilience
Conclusion
M and M Dialogue
Person/Environment, Part II: Coming Into Being in the Family and Community
A Contextual Model of Family Transition and Adaptation
Becoming Partners and Being a Couple
A New Human Being Joins the Family
When Things Go Awry
Conclusion
M and M Dialogue
Person/Environment, Part III: Growing Up in Family and Community
Middle Childhood: The Forgotten Years
Conclusion
M and M Dialogue
Person/Environment, Part IV: Coming of Age in Family and Community
Sturm and Drang or The Romance of Risk?
Conclusion
M and M Dialogue
Person/Environment, Part V: Maturing and Aging in Family and Community
Maturity: Love, Work, Connection, and Closure
Some Important Moments in Adult Life
Coming of (Older) Age in America
Conclusion
M and M Dialogue
Reprise, Vision, and the Final Conversation
Reprise
So What Is the Good Life, Anyway?
Conclusion
The Final M and M Dialogue
Index