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Human Behavior A Cell to Society Approach

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ISBN-10: 1118121546

ISBN-13: 9781118121542

Edition: 2013

Authors: Michael G. Vaughn, Matt DeLisi, Holly C. Matto

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Human Behavior: A Cell to Society Approach represents a general synthesis that incorporates principles and findings from molecular biology, neuroscience, psychological, and sociocultural sciences in a coherent fashion. Each chapter representing a major domain of the person-in-environment nexus will identify specific variables and demonstrate the principle under which these facets of human life interact with one another. Human Behavior: A Cell to Society Approach will make use of numerous figures and graphs to augment text description. Questions will be raised following each chapter that can be used in or out of class to reinforce important concepts covered. This will be intended to facilitate critical thought around the “big picture” of science and knowledge with respect to person-in-environment interactions. In addition case studies, spotlight topics, and an expert’s corner will augment the theme of each chapter. The cell to society framework demonstrates how multiple units of analysis and disciplinary perspectives from molecular genetics to neuropsychological functioning to psychological traits and conditions to behavior within the modifying effects of the environment are needed to understand human behavior. The cell to society approach incorporates research from the natural and biological sciences and the social sciences to produce the most comprehensive and scientifically accurate account of empirical phenomena. 
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Book details

List price: $99.00
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Canada, Limited
Publication date: 9/16/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.804
Language: English

Preface
Human Behavior and the Core Competencies (EPAS)
About the Authors
Introducing the Cell to Society Framework
Case Study: Malia's Different Abilities
On the Importance of Transdisciplinary Approaches
Change and Adaptation: Biological and Cultural Evolution
Systems Thinking and Complexity
Science and Scientific Methods
Pseudoscience and the Human Condition
Spotlight Topic: "Baloney Detection"
The Cell to Society Framework and the Life Course
Major Developmental Milestones
Major Theoretical Perspectives
Expert's Corner: John Brekke
Components of the Cell to Society Framework
Genes and Behavior
Stress and Adaptation
Emotion
Executive Functions
Temperament
Personality
Cognition and Learning
Social Exchange and Cooperation
Social Networks and Psychosocial Relations
Technology
The Physical Environment
Institutions
Belief Systems and Ideology
Summary
Key Terms
Genes and Behavior
Case Study: Cory
Distal Context
Principles of Human Evolution
Heritability
Spotlight Topic: Nature and Nurture Means Both
Proximal Mechanisms
A Molecular Biology Primer for the Social Work Practitioner
Genetic Variation and Neural Substrates
Genes and Behavior Over the Life Course
Fetal Environment and Infancy
Childhood
Adolescence
Adulthood
Expert's Corner: Terrie E. Moffitt
Summary
Key Terms
Stress and Adaptation
Case Study: Juan Carlos-Profile of Adaptation in Unpredictable and Uncertain Times
Distal Context
What Is Stress and What Does It Have to Do With Human Behavior?
Principles of Human Evolution
Spotlight Topic: Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
Proximal Mechanisms
Neural Substrates and Stress
Endocrine System and Function
Stress, Inflammation, and Biomarkers
Environmental Triggers
Childhood Stress Caused by Structural Violence
Spotlight Topic: How Environmental Stress Gets Under the Skin
Stress and Adaptation Over the Life Course
Fetal Environment and Infancy
Early Childhood and Childhood
Adolescence
Adulthood
Sex Differences
Expert's Corner: Bruce S. McEwen, Rockefeller University
Summary
Key Terms
Emotion
Spotlight Topic: Emotional Valence and Affect
Case Study: Tamika
Distal Context
Reflection: Social Work Intern in the Emergency Room
Proximal Mechanisms
Prefrontal Cortex
Limbic System
Social Information Processing
Spotlight Topic: Empathy
Emotional Development and Psychosocial Relations Over the Life Course
Fetal Environment and Infancy
Early Childhood and Childhood
Adolescence
Adulthood
Sex Differences
Expert's Corner: Jeanne Tsai, Stanford University
Summary
Key Terms
Executive Functions
Case Study: Corporal Wagner
Distal Context
Proximal Mechanisms
Emotion, Rewards, and Relationships
Spotlight Topic: ADHD
Executive Functions and Psychosocial Relations Over the Life Course
Fetal Environment and Infancy
Early Childhood and Childhood
Spotlight Topic: Psychotropic Drug Treatment
Adolescence
Adulthood
Spotlight Topic: Improving Executive Functions
Sex Differences
Expert's Corner: Russell A. Barkley, Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, SUNY Upstate Medical University
Summary
Key Terms
Temperament
Case Study: Gloria
Distal Context
What Is Temperament?
Theories of Temperament
Alexander Thomas and Stella Chess
Jerome Kagan
Mary Rothbart
Robert Cloninger
Arnold Buss and Robert Plomin
Central Nervous System and Evolutionary Underpinnings
Spotlight Topic: The Criminology of the Amygdala
Proximal Mechanisms
Prefrontal Cortex and Executive Governance
The Limbic System, the Amygdala, and Emotional Processing
Neurological Deficits
Attachment and Neural Function
Disorders Related to Temperament
Spotlight Topic: Psychopathy
Temperament Over the Life Course
Fetal Environment and Infancy
Childhood
Adolescence
Adulthood
Expert's Corner: Jerome Kagan
Summary
Key Terms
Personality
Case Study: The Saldago Twins
Distal Context
What Is Personality?
Central Nervous System and Evolutionary Underpinnings
The Five Factor Model of Personality
Proximal Mechanisms
Neural Substrates
Genetic Underpinnings
Environmental Contexts
Spotlight Topic: Personality and the Social Work Profession
Personality Disorders
Paranoid Personality Disorder
Schizoid Personality Disorder
Schizotypal Personality Disorder
Antisocial Personality Disorder
Borderline Personality Disorder
Histrionic Personality Disorder
Narcissistic Personality Disorder
Avoidant Personality Disorder
Dependent Personality Disorder
Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder
Clients and Personality Functioning
Spotlight Topic: Borderline Personality Disorders and Dialectical Behavior Therapy
Personality Over the Life Course
Fetal Environment and Infancy
Early Childhood and Childhood
Adolescence
Adulthood
Sex Differences
Expert's Corner: Paul Costa
Summary
Key Terms
Cognition and Learning
Distal Context
Conscious and Unconscious Mind
Case Study: Jack
Intelligence
Learning
Learning Challenges
Spotlight Topic: Tools of the Mind
Motivation
Self-Regulation and Cognitive Control
Interpersonal Neurobiology
Technological Advances to Understand the Mind
Real-Time fMRI
Individualizing Treatment Sequencing
Neural Profiles of Resiliency
Social Process Influence on Brain-Behavior Change
Expert's Corner: Frank Krueger
Cognitive Development Across the Life Course
Early Brain Maturation
Childhood and Adolescence
Cognitive Functioning and Decline in Adulthood
Summary
Key Terms
Social Exchange and Cooperation
Case Study: Food Cooperatives
Distal Context
Evolution and Social Exchange
Game Theory
Prisoner's Dilemma
Cooperation
Government Shutdowns Due to Lack of Congressional Cooperation
Spotlight Topic: The "Big Man" Theory
Utilitarianism and Social Exchange Theory
Conflict Resolution for Personal Gain
Homans's Elementary Forms of Social Behavior
Emotion and Social Exchange
Experiments Involving Social Exchange
Reciprocity and Fairness
Neuroscience of Social Exchange and Cooperation
Power
Altruism
Restorative Justice: A Form of Altruism?
Race and Altruism
Self-Report Measures of Altruism
Emotion Again
Expert's Corner: Peter Corning
Exchange and Cooperation Over the Life Course
Fetal Environment and Infancy
Childhood and Adolescence
Adulthood
Summary
Key Terms
Social Networks and Psychosocial Relations
Distal Context
Going It Alone?
Tyler, Disconnected and Struggling
Attachment: The Developing Self in the Context of Others
Joey, Marching Into the Middle Class
Social Relationships Across the Life Course
Early Childhood
Adolescence
Emerging Adulthood
Middle Age
Older Adulthood
Social Networks: Peers, Family, and Community
Peers: The Influence of Your Friend's Friends' Friends
Expert's Corner: Nicholas A. Christakis, MD, PhD, MPH
Family: The Network of First and Last Resort
Community Connections: From Hull House to Facebook
Spotlight Topic: Harlem Children's Zone
Current Innovations in Community Building
Hierarchies and Power
Summary
Key Terms
Technology
Distal Context
Technology Systems Among Chimpanzees
Case Study: Micro and Macro Interventions
Technology and Society: Major Theoretical Frameworks
Ecological-Evolutionary Typology
Cultural Materialism
Technological Determinism
Technological Change
Technology Inside the Home
Spotlight Topic: The Automobile
Technology and Its Distribution in a Society
Power
Gender, Race, and Computer Technology
Cross-National Comparisons
Expert's Corner: Nazli Choucri
Computers and Information Technology
Social Media
Who Tweets, Blogs, and Uses Facebook?
The Dark Side of Internet and Computer Use
Integrating Technology Into Behavioral Interventions
Technology Over the Life Course
Fetal Environment and Infancy
Early Childhood and Childhood
Adolescence
Adulthood
Summary
Key Terms
The Physical Environment
Distal Context
Geographic Origins of Inequalities
Axis Orientations
Case Study: Community Types
Geography and Economics Intersect
Diffusion of Religion Around the Globe
Ecosystems Theory
Steward's Cultural Ecology
Climate
Natural Disasters
Urban Ecology
Built Environment
Rural Ecology
Spotlight Topic: Sense of Place
The Effect of Setting: Jails and Prisons
Office Spaces and Productivity
Tools for Spatial Analysis
Case Study: Community Development and Youth Gangs
Spatial Effects and Variation Over the Life Course
Fetal Environment and Infancy
Early Childhood and Childhood
Adolescence
Adulthood and Older Adulthood
Expert's Corner: Claudia Coulton, Case Western Reserve University
Summary
Key Terms
Institutions
Case Study: The Overthrow of Institutions: Revolution and the Arab Spring
Background and Distal Context
Institutions
Workplace Culture
Evolution of Institutions and Social Organization
Spotlight Topic: Bureaucracy
Proximal Mechanisms
Hierarchies
Social Stratification
The Caste System in India
Energy Regulation
Example: Conflict and Energy
Spotlight Topic: Energy Sharing
Law and Social Control
Juvenile Justice Through Supreme Court Decisions
Leadership
Impact of Economic Institutions on Human Behavior
Expert's Corner: Michael Sherraden, Benjamin E. Youngdahl Professor of Social Development, Washington University in St. Louis
Institutions Over the Life Course
Fetal Environment and Infancy
Childhood and Adolescence
Adulthood
Summary
Key Terms
Belief Systems and Ideology
Case Study: Westboro Baptist Church
Distal Context
Evolution and Symbols
Patriotism and Nationalism
Political Ideology and Cognition
Religious Ideology
Expert's Corner: Jonathan Haidt
Religious and Spiritual Evidence-Based Practices
Race, Gender, and Class Ideologies
Effective Race-, Gender-, and Class-Based Practices
What Is Culture?
Spotlight Topic: Cultural Neuroscience
A Brief History of the Culture Concept
The Culture Concept in Classical Antiquity
Medieval and Renaissance Periods
Practice Implications
The Problem of Confirmatory Bias
Case Study: Cultural Awareness
Belief Systems and Ideology Over the Life Course
Childhood
Adolescence
Adulthood
Summary
Key Terms
Glossary
References
Author Index
Subject Index