4th Edition

Human Behavior in the Social Environment Perspectives on Development and the Life Course

By Anissa Rogers Copyright 2016
    576 Pages 1 Color & 33 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    The fourth edition of Human Behavior in the Social Environment takes a life course perspective to give a concise, compact treatment of human behavior. This edition includes the DSM - 5, the 2015 EPAS competencies, and a new chapter that explores the future of social work and some of the emerging issues facing the profession.

    The text also comes with a rich companion website that includes support materials and six unique cases that encourage students to learn by doing and to apply their knowledge of human behavior to best practices. Go to www.routledgesw.com to explore the cases and additional resources.

    1 Human Behavior and the Social Work Profession    2 Lenses for Conceptualizing Problems and Interventions: The Person in the Environment  3 Lenses for Conceptualizing Problems and Interventions: Biopsychosocial Dimensions   4 Lenses for Conceptualizing Problems and Interventions: Sociocultural Dimensions 5 Lenses for Conceptualizing Problems and Interventions: Social Change Dimensions  6 Pre-Pregnancy and Prenatal Issues  7 Development in Infancy and Early Childhood  8 Development in Middle Childhood  9 Development in Adolescence  10 Development in Early Adulthood 11 Development in Middle Adulthood 12. Development in Late Adulthood 13. Looking Forward: Challenges and Opportunities for the Social Work Profession


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

    Before finding her way to social work, Dr. Rogers studied psychology, in which she earned undergraduate and graduate degrees. After receiving her MSW and PhD in social work, Dr. Rogers began her career in undergraduate social work education and clinical practice. In addition to teaching, her main clinical and research interests are gender, sexuality, gerontology, mental health, and end-of-life care.