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Human Behavior in the Social Environment

Mezzo and Macro Contexts, 2nd Edition

By Anissa Taun Rogers


144 pages | 1 Color Illus.

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Paperback: 9780367244835
pub: 2019-07-18
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This addition to Anissa Rogers' bestselling Human Behavior in the Social Environment expands the original text with new chapters on spirituality, families and groups, organizations, and communities. Written in the compact, concise manner of the original text, the new chapters cover mezzo and macro contexts, and offer additional material valuable to two- and three-semester HBSE courses.

These new supplemental chapters provide instructors with an opportunity to choose the chapters that best fit the layout of the course: Instructors can use all four new chapters with the core HBSE text; or they may choose one or several to augment the core HBSE text, allowing the text to be customized to the way in which the course is taught. Along with the bestselling core HBSE text, these supplemental chapters are ideal for use in either one-semester or year-long generalist human behavior courses. Why? Because the combined texts are concise and easily used in a one-semester course. But the combined texts also come with a companion set of readings and six unique cases that encourage your students to learn by doing and to apply their knowledge of human behavior to best practices. Go to to learn more. These additional resources easily allow you to use the text (and its related resources) in a two-semester sequence.

Table of Contents

Preface; Acknowledgments; About the Author; CHAPTER 14 Spirituality and Human Behavior; CHAPTER 15        Families and Groups; CHAPTER 16 Social Organizations and the Social Environment; CHAPTER 17 Communities and the Social Environment; References; Glossary/Index

About the Author

Anissa Taun Rogers, PhD, MSW, MA, LCSW is Professor of Social Work at the University of Portland in Portland, Oregon, where she serves as Director of the Social Work Program and Co-Director of the Gender and Women’s Studies Minor. She teaches courses across the social work curriculum as well as courses on gender, gerontology, sexuality, and international social work. She also is registered, with her dog, Sookie, as a pet therapy team, working primarily with older adults and hospice patients.

About the Series

New Directions in Social Work

A Routledge Series
New Directions in Social Work is an innovative, integrated series offering a uniquely distinctive teaching strategy for generalist courses in the social work curriculum, at both undergraduate and graduate levels. The series integrates 5 texts with custom websites housing interactive cases, companion readings, and a wealth of resources to enrich the teaching and learning experience. Please visit for more information.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General