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Dimensions of Human Behavior- Vantage Learning Platform

Dimensions of Human Behavior- Vantage Learning Platform
Person and Environment

Seventh Edition
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January 2024 | SAGE Publications, Inc

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Part I: A Multidimensional Approach for Multifaceted Social Work
Elizabeth D. Hutchison
Chapter 1 • Human Behavior: A Multidimensional Approach
Elizabeth D. Hutchison, Leanne Wood Charlesworth, and Cory Cummings
Chapter 2 • Theoretical Perspectives on Human Behavior
Part II: The Multiple Dimensions of Person
Stephen French Gilson and Elizabeth DePoy
Chapter 3 • The Biological Person
Jeanne Koller
Chapter 4 • The Psychological Person: Cognition, Emotion, Personality, and Self
Cory Cummings, Tawanda Hubbard, and Joseph Walsh
Chapter 5 • The Psychosocial Person: Relationships, Stress, and Coping
Michael J. Sheridan
Chapter 6 • The Spiritual Person
Part III: The Multiple Dimensions of Environment
Elizabeth D. Hutchison
Chapter 7 • The Physical Environment
Elizabeth D. Hutchison and Linwood Cousins
Chapter 8 • Cultures
Elizabeth D. Hutchison
Chapter 9 • Social Structure and Social Institutions: Global and National
Elizabeth D. Hutchison and Tawanda Lynette Hubbard
Chapter 10 • Families
Elizabeth P. Cramer
Chapter 11 • Small Groups
Elizabeth D. Hutchison
Chapter 12 • Organizations
Elizabeth D. Hutchison and Soon Min Lee
Chapter 13 • Communities
Elizabeth D. Hutchison
Chapter 14 • Social Movements


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New to this Edition:
  • A more critical conceptual approach is taken throughout the book, with more attention to themes of justice and injustice, racism and other forms of oppression, marginalization, and social exclusion.
  • The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on individuals and social systems receives attention throughout the book.
  • Non-human elements of ecological systems receive greater attention.
  • Figures and tables have been updated with current research and data,
  • Eight new case studies have been added, and four have been updated to reflect contemporary issues.
Key Features:
  • Learning objectives added to each chapter identify for readers what will be learned from chapter content.
  • Alignment of chapters with the nine core social work competencies identified by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) in the 2022 EPAS.
  • Issues of human rights and social, racial, economic, and environmental justice are emphasized throughout the book, as are issues of racism, oppression, diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Key terms appear in bold type within chapters and are defined in the Glossary for easy reference.
  • Critical thinking questions and active learning exercises stimulate students to reflect on and engage with the material.
  • Each chapter includes practice principles for applying knowledge about human behavior for engagement, assessment, intervention, and evaluation.

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